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USGS: providing scientific understanding of the sagebrush biome

Fact Sheet 2005-3091

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Abstract

Early explorers wrote about the vast sea of sagebrush that stretched in front of them. Today, the consequences of land-use practices, invasion by exotic plants, and altered disturbance regimes have touched virtually all of these seemingly endless expanses. Increasing human populations in the western United States, the infrastructure necessary to support these populations, and a growing demand for natural resources exert a large influence. Changes within the biome have resulted in its designation as one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS: providing scientific understanding of the sagebrush biome
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2005-3091
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Number of Pages:
4
Online Only (Y/N):
Y