Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1997

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Resource Management

Committee Chair

Kenneth Hammond

Second Committee Member

Morris Uebelacker

Third Committee Member

Karl Lillquist


The restoration of sagebrush at the Yakima Training Center was studied because it was determined that military training was altering the condition of sage grouse habitat, potentially having a negative impact on the sage grouse population of the installation. The management of sage grouse and its habitat on YTC are a priority for the U.S. Army. The objectives of this study were to identify the issues relevant to sage grouse and the restoration of its habitat on the training facility, to investigate sagebrush restoration techniques, and to make management recommendations based upon this study. Results of this study indicate that sagebrush can be re-established at the Yakima Training Center and recommendations are provided for future sagebrush restoration.