BLM Fire and Aviation - Sage Grouse Efforts
By: BLM Director Bob Abbey
Fire is an important part of the ecology of sagebrush habitats. It’s not possible to eliminate all fire from sagebrush, nor is it advisable. BLM’s aim is to limit the damage from unwanted wildfires in sagebrush habitat by thorough planning before a fire, prompt action during the fire, and effective rehabilitation of a burned area after the fire.of a burned area after the fire. Through large-scale fuels management treatments, BLM can break-up substantial, contiguous areas of highly flammable invasive species, thereby decreasing the chance of large fires that threaten remaining high-quality sagebrush habitat.
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