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Great Old Broads for Wilderness hold citizen science event

Attendees were trained on various assessment methods including Daubenmire frames to evaluate habitat conditions. They recorded plant diversity, height, and coverage percentage of shrubs, grasses, and forbs. Photo courtesy of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Attendees were trained on various assessment methods including Daubenmire frames to evaluate habitat conditions. They recorded plant diversity, height, and coverage percentage of shrubs, grasses, and forbs. Photo courtesy of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Wild Utah Project (WUP) held a five-day citizen science event to teach 20 attendees about sage grouse habitat, and put their knowledge to work on the Warm Springs grazing allotment near Challis.

Recently the BLM enacted land use plan amendments to build stronger protections for sage grouse habitat. The group tested the strength of these amendments by using BLM’s methods to assess landscape conditions.

 

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