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Prairies found on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) are among the largest and most intact within the Puget Trough ecoregion, and support populations of 3 federally listed species (streaked horned lark […]
Discussion of suggested reading material on the natural and social history of Puget Sound prairies. Summary In March, 2017 Master’s student Loretta Fisher, from the University of Washington School of Environmental and […]
The South Puget Sound Prairie Landscape Working Group is a 20‐year, multi‐organization partnership focusing on conserving and restoring native prairie grassland species in Washington State. This case study presents first‐hand perspectives, […]
Opinion Article Published in Restoration Ecology: Natural areas are often managed for the protection of native species and ecosystems. The presence of non-native species is generally perceived to run counter to these […]
Published in Native Plants Journal: As the capability of land management agencies to restore degraded habitat at large scales has improved, the availability of native plant materials has become a primary limiting factor […]
Published in PLoS ONE: Our study was undertaken to better understand how to increase the success rates of recovery plantings of a rare hemiparasite, golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta—Orobanchaceae). This species is endemic […]
Published in Fire Ecology: In the prairies of the Pacific Northwest, USA, fire has been reintroduced as a tool for reducing non-native, invasive plant cover and promoting the growth and establishment of […]
Prescribed Fire Decreases Lichen and Bryophyte Biomass and Alters Functional Group Composition in Pacific Northwest Prairies
Published in Northwest Science: The reintroduction of fire to Pacific Northwest prairies has been useful for removing non-native shrubs and supporting habitat for fire-adapted plant and animal species. However, very little is […]
Published in the Natural Areas Journal: Rare species recovery presents several challenges for conservation managers, particularly when listed species interact with one another. We present a case study involving two such species: […]
This document lays out a preliminary course of action for the survival and recovery of the streaked horned lark. It is meant to serve as interim guidance to direct recovery efforts […]