The grass-fire cycle & poor nest selection for greater sage-grouse

The grass-fire cycle contributes to more burned area and loss of shrub cover, which leads to maladaptive nest selection

Detailed Description

Research from the USGS and partners concluded that greater sage-grouse in the Great Basin often select nest sites that result in poor nest survival following wildfire. The poor quality nest sites are strongly associated with spread of invasive understory grasses and loss of shrub canopy cover.


Image Dimensions: 719 x 742

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Location Taken: US