Land Treatment Digital Library

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Land Treatment Digital Library Products  


1. Publications

  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., 2013, Land Treatment Digital Library: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 806. (view)
  Pilliod, David, 2009, Land treatment digital library—A dynamic system to enter, store, retrieve, and analyze Federal land-treatment data (ver. 1.1, August 2015): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3095, 2 p., (view)
  Pilliod, D.S., J.L. Welty, and G.R. Toevs. 2017. Seventy-five years of vegetation treatments on public rangelands in the Great Basin of North America. Rangelands 39:1–9. (view)
  Copeland, S. M., Munson, S. M., Pilliod, D. S., Welty, J. L., Bradford, J. B. and Butterfield, B. J. (2018), Long-term trends in restoration and associated land treatments in the southwestern United States. Restoration Ecology, 26: 311–322. doi:10.1111/rec.12574 (view)

2. Publications Using Land Treatment Digital Library

  Knutson, K.C., D.A. Pyke, T.A.Wirth, D.S. Pilliod, M.L. Brooks and J.C. Chambers. 2009. A Chronosequence Feasibility Assessment of Emergency Fire Rehabilitation Records within the Intermountain Western United States - Final report to the Joint Fire Science Program - Project 08-S-08: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1099, p. 20. (view)
  Finn, S.P., K. Kitchell, L. Baer, D.R. Bedford, M.L. Brooks, A.L. Flint, L.E. Flint, J.R. Matchett, A. Mathie, D.M. Miller, D.S. Pilliod, A.Torregrosa, and A. Woodward. 2010. Great Basin Integrated Landscape Monitoring Pilot Summary Report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, p. 50. (view)
  Gray, E.C. 2011. An Evaluation of the Invasion Potential of Kochia prostrata (forage kochia) in Southwestern Idaho, USA. Master of Science Thesis. Oregon State University. 73p. (view)
  Jensen, S. and Stettler, J. 2011 Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and USDI Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID. 2011 Progress Report. 87p. (view)
  Gray, E.C. and P.S. Muir. 2013. Does Kochia prostrata spread from seeded site? An evaluation from southwestern Idaho. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66: 191-203.
  Sankey, J.B., Wallace, C.S.A. , Ravi, S. 2013. Phenology-based remote sensing of post-burn disturbance windows in rangelands. Ecological Indicators 30:35-44.
  Arkle, R.S., Pilliod, D.S., Hanser, S.E., Brooks, M.L., Chambers, J.C., Grace, J.B., Knutson, K.C., Pyke, D.A., Welty, J.L., Wirth, T., 2014, Quantifying restoration effectiveness using multi-scale habitat models- implications for sage-grouse in the Great Basin. DOI- 10.1890/ES13-00278.1: Ecosphere, v. 5, no. 3, p. 1-32. (view)
  Knutson, K.C., Pyke, D.A., Wirth, T., Arkle, R.S., Pilliod, D.S., Brooks, M.L., Chambers, J.C., Grace, J.B., 2014, Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystems. DOI- 10.1111/1365-2664.12309: Journal of Applied Ecology, v. 51, no. 5, p. 1414-1424. (view)
  Leger, E. A., & Baughman, O. W. 2015. What Seeds to Plant in the Great Basin? 2015. Comparing Traits Prioritized in Native Plant Cultivars and Releases with those that Promote Survival in the Field. Natural Areas Journal, 35(1), 54-68. (view)
  Dougherty, A.L. 2016. Long-Term Monitoring of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery: A Case Study in Winnemucca District, Nevada. George Mason University. 104p. (view)
  Holbrook, J. D., R. S. Arkle, J. L. Rachlow, K. T. Vierling, D. S. Pilliod, and M. M. Wiest. 2016. Occupancy and abundance of predator and prey: implications of the fire- cheatgrass cycle in sagebrush ecosystems. Ecosphere 7: e01307. (view)
  Holbrook, J.D., D.S. Pilliod, R.S. Arkle, J.L. Rachlow, K.T. Vierling, M.M. Wiest. 2016. Transition of Vegetation States Positively Affects Harvester Ants in the Great Basin, United States. Rangeland Ecology & Management 69: 449-456. (view)
  Shinneman S.J., and S.K. McIlroy. 2016. Identifying key climate and environmental factors affecting rates of post-fire big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) recovery in the northern Columbia Basin, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire 25: 933-945 (view)
  Swanson, S.R., J.C. Swanson, P.J. Murphy, J.K. McAdoo, and B. Schultz. 2016. Mowing Wyoming Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) Cover Effects Across Northern and Central Nevada. Rangeland Ecology & Management 69: 360-372 (view)
  Church, M. 2017. Plant community response to mowing in Wyoming big sagebrush habitat in Nevada (Doctoral dissertation, University of Nevada, Reno).
  Condon, L.A. 2017. Biological Soil Crusts of the Great Basin: An Examination of their Distribution, Recovery from Disturbance and Restoration (Doctoral dissertation, Oregon State University). 136. (view)
  Mahood, A.L. 2017. Long-Term Effects of Repeated Fires on the Diversity and Composition of Great Basin Sagebush Plant Communities. Master of Arts Thesis. University of Colorado at Boulder. 46p. (view)
  Strand, E., C. Bowman-Prideaux, and B.A. Newingham. 2017. Do perennial bunchgrasses competitively exclude Bromus tectorum in post-fire rehabilitation across spatial scales? - Final report to the Joint Fire Science Program - Project 15-2-01-22: p. 21. (view)
  Williams, J. R., Morris, L. R., Gunnell, K. L., Johanson, J. K., & Monaco, T. A. (2017). Variation in sagebrush communities historically seeded with crested wheatgrass in the eastern Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 70(6), 683-690. (view)
  Condon, L.A. and D.A. Pyke. 2018. Fire and Grazing Influence Site Resistance to Bromus tectorum Through Their Effects on Shrub, Bunchgrass and Biocrust Communities in the Great Basin (USA). Ecosystems 21: 1416-1431. (view)
  Johnston, A. N., Beever, E. A., Merkle, J. A., & Chong, G. (2018). Vegetation responses to sagebrush-reduction treatments measured by satellites. Ecological Indicators, 87, 66-76.
  Rohde, A.T., D.S. Pilliod, and S.J. Novak. 2018. Insect communities in big sagebrush habitat are altered by wildfire and post-fire restoration seeding. Insect Conservation and Diversity. (view)
  Shriver, R.K., C.M. Andrews, D.S. Pilliod, R.S. Arkle, J.L. Welty, M.J. Germino, M.C. Duniway, D.A. Pyke, and J.B. Bradford. 2018. Adapting management to a changing world: Warm temperatures, dry soil, and interannual variability limit restoration success of a dominant woody shrub in temperate drylands. Global Change Biology 24: 4972-4982 (view)
  Barnard, D.M., M.J. Germino, R.S. Arkle, J.B. Bradford, M.C. Duniway, D.S. Pilliod, D.A. Pyke, R.K. Shriver, J.L. Welty. 2019. Soil characteristics are associated with gradients of big sagebrush canopy structure after disturbance. Ecosphere 10: e02780. (view)
  Davies, K.W., R.C. Rios, J.D. Bates, D.D. Johnson, J. Kerby, and Chad S. Boyd. 2019. To burn or not to burn: Comparing reintroducing fire with cutting an encroaching conifer for conservation of an imperiled shrub‐steppe. Ecology and Evolution 9: 9137-9148. (view)
  Mahood, A.L. and J.K. Balch. 2019. Repeated fires reduce plant diversity in low‐elevation Wyoming big sagebrush ecosystems (1984–2014). Ecosphere 10: e02591 (view)
  Requena-Mullor, J.M., K.C. Maguire, D.J. Shinneman, and T.T. Caughlin. 2019. Integrating anthropogenic factors into regional‐scale species distribution models—A novel application in the imperiled sagebrush biome. 2019. Integrating anthropogenic factors into regional‐scale species distribution models—A novel application in the imperiled sagebrush biome. Global Change Biology (Online) (view)
  Shriver, R.K., C.M. Andrews, R.S. Arkle, D.M. Barnard, M.C. Duniway, M.J. Germino, D.S. Pilliod, D.A. Pyke, J.L. Welty, and J.B. Bradford. 2019. Transient population dynamics impede restoration and may promote ecosystem transformation after disturbance. Ecology Letters 22: 1357-1366. (view)

3. Tools

  Data Entry Module and Manuals for the Land Treatment Digital Library (view)

4. Training

  Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Course (DOI 1730-60) is a 1 week interagency course taught annually by personnel from USGS and BLM. We teach a 1-hour module on applications of the Land Treatment Digital Library and the Land Treatment Planning Tool. This course is hosted in different cities each year, usually in the winter.

5. Presentations

  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J. 2009. Land Treatment Digital Library: A dynamic system to enter, store, retrieve, and analyze Federal land-treatment data. Poster presented at Restoring the West Conference, Logan, UT, 27-28 October.
  Pilliod, D.S. 2010. Land treatment legacy: advantages and challenges of knowing where and how vegetation was manipulated on public lands. Alternative Management Strategies in Big Sagebrush Steppe: Perspectives, Opportunities and Supporting Evidence session, Idaho Chapter of the Society for Range Management, Idaho Falls, ID, 10-12 November.
  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J. 2010. Archiving Legacy Data from Land Treatment Projects: Applications for Management and Science. Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, Ely, NV, 10-11 June.
  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J. 2010. Availability of land treatment data for time-series investigations of vegetation responses to climate. Poster presented at Climate Change in the Great Basin and Mojave Desert Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, 20-22 April.
  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J. 2010. Land Treatment Digital Library: A dynamic system to enter, store, retrieve, and analyze Federal land-treatment data. Poster presented at Society for Range Management, Denver, CO, 8-11 February.
  Pilliod, D.S. 2012. Evaluating historic seeding treatments in western grasslands and shrublands using the Land Treatment Digital Library, Society for Range Management, Spokane, WA, 29 January.
  Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J. 2012. Effects of land treatments on subsequent wildfire and vegetation state transitions in the Great Basin. International Fire Management and Ecology Congress, Portland, OR, 3-7 December.
  Pilliod, D.S. 2013. Overview of the Land Treatment Digital Library. Great Basin Fire Science Delivery Webinar Presentation, 24 April. (view)
  Pilliod, D.S. and J. Welty. 2013. Land Treatment Digital Library. Great Basin Consortium Conference, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 9-10 December.
  Welty, J.L. 2013. The Land Treatment Digital Library — A centralized database for managers and scientists. Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative Webinar Presentation, 18 September. (view)
  Pilliod, D.S. and J.L. Welty. 2016. Vegetation management in the Great Basin of North America: a synthesis of 75 years of federal land treatments to stabilize, improve, rehabilitate, and restore rangelands. Great Basin Chapter of Society for Ecological Restoration, Boise, ID, 11 April.
  Welty, J.L. and D.S. Pilliod. 2016. The LTDL Planning Tool: Using the past to inform the future. Great Basin Chapter of Society for Ecological Restoration, Boise, ID, 11 April.
  Pilliod, D.S. and J.L. Welty. 2017. Seventy-five Years of Vegetation Treatments on Public Lands in the Great Basin. Great Basin Consortium, Reno, NV, 21-23 February.

How to cite the Land Treatment Digital Library:
Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., 2013, Land Treatment Digital Library: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 806. Online at (date accessed).

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