Saving West’s iconic landscapes from wildfires, one steppe at a time

Christian Science Monitor: The landscape is quintessentially western – vast expanses of sage-covered steppe punctuated by plateaus and mesas etched with canyons. Known as the Greater Sheldon-Hart Mountain landscape, the tract is billed as one of the few remaining large parcels of sage-steppe habitat in the United States. Now, it's one of 10 pilot projects in a new US Interior Department program aimed at improving the resilience of iconic, ecologically important landscapes to wildfires. The fire resilience concept isn't......

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