Coordinated Intermountain Restoration Project (CIRP)
David A. Pyke, USGS, Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Corvallis , OR 97331 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
CIRP is a cooperative research project under the leadership of the United States Geological Survey in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management. The goal of this project is to increase understanding of natural and human-caused disturbances (e.g., wildfires, livestock and recreational impacts, etc.) and of invasive plants in the Intermountain West, while developing strategies to manage, maintain, and restore above- and below-ground biodiversity and functional ecosystems.
- Develop Techniques to Maintain or Restore Functioning Ecosystems
- Understanding Ecological Responses to Disturbance and Invasive Plants
- Demonstrate and Transfer Scientific Results and Applications
Strategic Plan for CIRP
Selected CIRP Studies
Harrison, K. S. 2003. Litter Decay Processes and Soil Nitrogen Availability in Native and Cheatgrass-dominated Arid Rangelands. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University (OSU)
Mayer, K. H. 2004. Effects of Defoliation on Cheatgrass Seed Production and Growth. M.S. thesis, OSU
McArthur, T.O. 2004. Emergency Fire Rehabilitation on BLM Lands in the Great Basin : Revegetation and Monitoring. M.S. thesis, OSU.
Bekedam, S.T. 2004. Establishment tolerance of six native sagebrush steppe species to Imazapic (PLATEAU) herbicide: implications for restoration and recovery. M.S. thesis. OSU
Dalzell, C.R. 2004. Post-fire establishment of vegetation communities following reseeding on southern Idaho 's Snake River Plain. M.S. Thesis. Boise State University