AoR 44: SRM Symposium, Adaptive Management of Burned Rangeland

Restoring desirable native species and ecosystem function after wildfire is challenging and frequently unsuccessful. Land managers increasingly recognize the need to practice adaptive management of burned areas at both the project and regional scales. Acting on this recognition will require managers and scientists to develop a shared understanding of their roles and the challenges and opportunities they experience at each step in the adaptive management process. This symposium focused on how science for informing adaptive management of public lands is being co-produced by scientists and managers regarding the objectives of reducing exotic annual grasses, increasing desirable perennial plant communities, and reducing unhealthy fire frequency or fire size in sagebrush steppe. This symposium was part of the Society for Range Management's Annual Meeting in Denver in February 2020. Laura Van Rieper, BLM Social Scientist at National Riparian Service Team, begins the symposium. Matt Germino on post-fire rehabilitation research at 26:55. David Pilliod on the Land Treatment Exploration Tool at 51:41. Paul Steblein facilitating Q&A begins at 1:14:03. 

Mentioned Resources

Soda Fire research published by USGS is available at…e_science_products.

The Land Treatment Exploration Tool is at…nce_center_objects.

For more information on rangelands and rangeland science, visit
To learn more about the Society for Range Management, visit


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