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High-elevation watershed response to sagebrush control in southcentral Wyoming

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  • Weed control,
  • Stream flow,
  • Hydrology,
  • Sediments,
  • 2,4-D,
  • Artemisia tridentata,
  • Altitude,
  • Watersheds,
  • Range management

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Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
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How big is a watershed? Big sagebrush 'High-elevation watershed response to sagebrush control in southcentral Wyoming' -- subject(s): Control, Sagebrush, Watershed management, Forage plants. High-elevation watershed response to sagebrush control in Southcentral Wyoming / (Fort Collins, Colo.: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, ), by David L. Sturges, Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, and United States Forest Service (page images at HathiTrust). High-elevation watershed response to sagebrush control in southcentral Wyoming. USDA Forest Service Research Paper. Fort Collins, Colorado. Sept. RM, 12 pp. Thilenius, J. F. and G. R. Brown. Long-term effects of chemical control of big sagebrush. Journal of Range Management. 27(3) sagebrush and Wyoming big sagebrush (A. tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) (Winward and McArthur, ). Alkali sagebrush differs primarily from the other subspecies by flowering earlier in the season, from late spring to early summer. It can also be distinguished by having a middle lobe of the leaves which overlap the two lateral lobes (Shultz, ).File Size: KB.

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Summary: This windswept ecological system is composed of dwarf sagebrush shrubland and shrub-steppe that forms matrix vegetation and large patches on the margins of high-elevation basins in central and southern l sites are gently rolling hills and long, gently sloping pediments and fans. These sites are very windy and have shallow, often rocky soils . The Great Basin Desert is part of the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps the Great Basin shrub steppe defined by the World Wildlife Fund, and the Central Basin and Range ecoregion defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and United States Geological is a temperate Biome: North American Desert. We explored the hydrologic and ecological responses of a headwater mountain catchment, Loch Vale watershed, to climate change and doubling of atmospheric CO 2 scenarios using the Regional Hydro‐Ecological Simulation System (RHESSys). A slight (2°C) cooling, comparable to conditions observed over the past 40 years, led to greater snowpack and slightly less runoff, Cited by: INFLUENCE OF FIRE AND JUNIPER ENCROACHMENT ON BIRDS IN HIGH-ELEVATION SAGEBRUSH STEPPE. Anna C. Noson. 1,3, Richard A. Schmitz. 1, and Richard F. Miller. 2. A. BSTRACT.—We examined relationships between high-elevation sagebrush (Artemisia. spp.) steppe habitats altered by prescribed fire and western juniper (Juniperus occidentalisCited by: