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Effect of burn season and grazing deferment on mountain big sagebrush plant communities

Relative species and cover group data from a four-year long replicated experiment comparing the effects of season of fire (spring or fall) and sheep grazing deferment on sagebrush-steppe rangelands in east Idaho, USA. Study conducted by USDA-Agriculture Research Service Range Sheep Production Efficiency Research unit staff at the US Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, ID. Deferment treatments included either no grazing for one or two growing seasons after fire, or no deferment, in which domestic sheep returned in the season after fire. Data also include species lookup table, precipitation data, and data library.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Species Lookup Table
    File Name: SpeciesListPrint2.csv
    Resource Description: Species code and cover group code table

  • Resource Title: Data dictionary
    File Name: DataDictionary_SFF_2023.xlsx
    Resource Description: Data dictionary for data tables

  • Resource Title: US Sheep Experiment Station Long Term Precipitation Record (inches)
    File Name: PrecipUSSESInches.csv
    Resource Description: US Sheep Experiment Station Long Term Precipitation Record (inches). Collected at Station Headquarters near Dubois, Idaho.

  • Resource Title: Relative Cover Data by Species
    File Name: FoliarCoverSpecies.csv
    Resource Description: Relative cover data by species (codes). See species lookup table for species names.

  • Resource Title: Relative cover data by cover groups
    File Name: FoliarCoverGroups.csv
    Resource Description: Relative foliar cover data summarized by cover type. See species lookup table for species names.

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POINT (-112.19667434692 44.242689576271)
Ag Data Commons
Temporal Coverage
September 1, 2008
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Wilmer, Hailey
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service