Several sagebrush communities represent optimum levels of negative development plant productivity for certain peculiar sites, and therefore should be managed for their preservation. Other sagebrush communities may be profitably modified to favor forage species that are more palatable to domestic livestock. Modification techniques can range from subtle (i.e., grazing strategies) to tracematic (i.e., brush removal and revegetation), and an associated spectrum of management tactics are described. Interrelationships between and problems associated with management of forage resources, management of weeds, and management of insects (including grasshoppers, black grass bugs, and beneficial insects) are discussed. Economical analyses, the role of modeling as a management tool, and impacts of management tactics on wildlife and non-target species also are discussed.
Onsager, Jerome A. and USDA, Agricultural Research Service, "Integrated Pest Management on Rangeland: State of the Art in the Sagebrush Ecosystem" (1987). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 511.