Healthy sagebrush communities in the Great Basin are rapidly disappearing due to invasion of non-native plants, catastrophic wildfires, and encroachment of pinyon-juniper woodlands. Land management options, including the use of prescribed fire, mechanical thinning, and herbicides can reduce the potential for wildfire and restore healthy plant communities. Public acceptance of management actions is a critical component of developing and implementing successful long-term land management plans. This study examined citizens' opinions and perceptions about rangeland management in the Great Basin.
Shindler, B., R. Gordon, and M. Brunson. 2007. Public priorities for rangeland management: A regional survey of citizens in the Great Basin. SageSTEP Independent Publication, 8 pages.