TOOLS & RESOURCES

AUDUBON SOCIETY

JUNE 2020
 

Cheatgrass, Fire, and Sagebrush

North America’s sagebrush steppe ecosystem is home to bird species found nowhere else, like the Greater Sage-Grouse. But a deadly invader threatens to send their habitat up flames. Learn how cheatgrass and other invasive weeds threaten this ecosystem’s very existence and what we must do to save it.

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Annual Herbaceous Cover across Rangelands of the Sagebrush Biome (Cheatgrass Map)
 
Rangeland Analysis Platform
Society for Range Management
Wild Sheep Foundation
A Fertility Based Soil Restoration Approach to Managing “Cheatgrass” and other Annual Invasive Grasses. 
Watch 2020 Presentation
The Cheatgrass Challenge
Western Governors Association Toolkit for Invasive Grasses
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sagebrush Ecosystem

INVASIVE ANNUAL GRASSES
Threats to Healthy Rangeland
Ventenata Plant Information (USDA)

Cheatgrass Plant Information (USDA)

Medusahead Plant Information (USDA)

DESIRABLE NATIVE GRASSES

Core to Healthy Rangeland

Rancher's Guide to Perennial Grasses

Bluebunch Wheatgrass Plant Information (USDA)

Western Wheatgrass  Plant Information (USDA)

Idaho Fescue Plant Information (USDA)