Workshop Presentations


Geospatial and You Session of the Great Basin Consortium IV Conference

Presentations from the Geospatial and You - Broadscale Assessments Session of the Great Basin Consortium IV Conference, 18 February 2015, Boise State University

View the full GBC4 Conference program here.

Power Point presentations:
01 Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal, Sean Finn
02 Rapid Ecological Assessment, Northern & Central Basin and Ranges and Snake River Plain, Nika Lepak
03 Fire and Invasives Assessment Tool, Mike Pellant
04 Land Treatment Digital Library, David Pilliod
05 Conservation Effects Database, Justin Welty
06 Landscape Toolbox and Journal Map, Bob Unnasch
07 Remote Sensing Characterization of Great Basin Shrub and Grasslands for Monitoring, Collin Homer
08 BLM Riparian Toolbar, Ken McGwire
09 Geospatial Weather Sources, Stuart Hardegree
10 Development and Use of Seed Zones in Native Plant Restoration, Francis Kilkenny
11 NorWEST Streams and Temperature, Dan Issak
12 USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis, Chris Witt
13 Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Program, Nika Lepak
14 Sagebrush Ecosystem Response to Changing Climate and Disturbance Regimes: An Ecohydrological Perspective, John Bradford
15 Small Mammal Thermal Mapping, Erik Beever


Managing Pinyon-Juniper Expansion in Sagebrush Ecosystems: Next Steppe for the Bi-State

25-26 February 2015
Minden, NV

View the forum handouts, the presentations, or the website.

This forum was held to advance the next step of conservation for Bi-State Sage-grouse populations and achieve prioritization and implementation of large-scale projects through recently committed funding and collaboration between federal and state agencies, NGOs and private individuals.


Grazing Management for Fine Fuels and Annual Grass Ranges

13-14 January 2015
Carson City, NV

View details and registration here.

The Society for Range Management (SRM) Nevada Section will provide an educational forum on how grazing management can be applied to annual and perennial fine fuels while reaching a goal of sustainable desired conditions on these rangelands.  Earn 7 CEUs.


Tools and Management Applications Workshop for Managing Greater Sage-Grouse 

This workshop was hosted by the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management and includes presentations on the P-J mapping and treatment assessment tool, the conservation credit system, fire and mowing in sagebrush ecosystems, tools and applications from the Sagegrouse Initiative Projects, and more.

Date: 11 December 2013
Location: Reno, NV

Workshop Documents:

  • Workshop agenda
  • Presentation summary
  • View individual presentations on the Nevada Section SRM website here

Field Workshop: 30 Years of Western Juniper Management in the Owyhee Mountains

This was a two-day tour hosted by the Idaho Section of the Society for Range Management and the Great Basin Fire Science Delivery Project.  The tour was led by Rick Miller, Fire Ecologist with Oregon State University and Steve Bunting, Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences Dept., University of Idaho.  We viewed and discussed the efficacy and longevity of various treatments (hand cutting, chaining, cut-and-leave, and prescribed fire) to reduce juniper encroachment into sagebrush steppe habitats.

Date: Wed-Thurs, July 10-11, 2013
Location: Owyhee County, ID

Workshop Documents:

  • Notes and photos will be posted soon