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The scientists from the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide.

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Sagebrush Restoration Handbook – Site-Level Restoration Decisions
The USGS, in collaboration with other federal and university partners, have published part three of a three-part handbook addressing restoration of sagebrush ecosystems... [Read more]
Spatial Variability of Chinook Salmon Spawning Distribution and Habitat Preferences
A wide range of environmental conditions can affect Pacific salmon’s habitat selection and spawning distribution. Understanding how habitat selection occurs at different... [Read more]
Climate-Driven Genetic Differences Affect Big Sagebrush Survival
Genetic adaptation of sagebrush seedlings can influence the success of aridland restoration. To explore the survival of genetically distinct big sagebrush seedlings,... [Read more]
Seventy-Five Years of Land Treatments on Public Rangelands in the Great Basin
The Bureau of Land Management actively manages vegetation on millions of acres of public rangelands in the United States. USGS and BLM compiled over 75 years of records... [Read more]
Oak Mistletoe Linked to Microhabitat Availability and Avian Diversity
Mistletoes are flowering plants that parasitize woody plants, and can be important food and cover for wildlife. However, the relationship between availability of... [Read more]
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