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Future of Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in the Great Basin

In 2014, we started research in modeling the species distribution of big sagebrush in the Great Basin of the western United States. The project, funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is examining the current and potential distribution of several subspecies of this important plant. In 2014, the distribution models were created and staff again spent time validating the distribution models and collecting new subspecies locations to improve the models. Sagebrush is an essential part of the western ecosystem, and understanding the distribution of the different subspecies—both now and in the future—can help understanding for both flora and fauna of the West (Still and an outside collaborator).

Artemisia tridentata