Nature or Nurture? Researchers Say Both Important for Imperiled Sagebrush Ecosystems

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“Sagebrush steppe helps to maintain soil stability, water availability, stabilize the natural wildfires regimen and provides crucial wildlife habitat,” said Requena-Mullor. “Our research allows an understanding of how human impacts occurring at a local scale affect sagebrush at broader scales and provides key insights for its long-term conservation.”