Bi-State Pinyon-Juniper Expansion Forum

Picture of a Sage Grouse

Managing Pinyon-Juniper Expansion in Sagebrush Ecosystems: Next Steppe for the Bi-State 

February 25-26, 2015
CVIC Hall in Minden, Nevada

The forum was a huge success! Over 150 participants joined us to to discuss the science, effects and impacts, cultural concerns, and other issues of Pinyon and Juniper trees in sagebrush ecosystems. The presentations provided the scientific basis for excellent public discussion. THANK YOU to all who attended and especially the presenters.

The purpose of the forum was to advance the next step of conservation for Bi-State sage-grouse populations, and achieve prioritization and implementation of large-scale projects through recently committed funding and collaboration between federal and state agencies, NGOs and private individuals.

Speaker Presentations

Click for speaker presentations and posters.



link to complete agenda

A printable version can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.


Additional Information

For information about Bi-State Sage-Grouse management practices and conservation efforts, from fence markers and conifer removal to the Local Area Working Group, please visit the following Sage Grouse Initiative links:



All meals and refreshements were FREE! Special thanks to the sponsors funding the forum:
Intermountain West Joint Venture/Sage Grouse Initiative
Praxis Associates, Inc.
Society for Range Management
US Forest Service
Great Basin Fire Science Exchange

Hosted by the Bi-State Local Area Working Group.


Contact Information
For more information, please contact Lori Reed with Intermountain West Joint Venture at 406.549.0732 or