How was the Great Basin created? What geologic forces are occurring? How did the Great Basin change during the last ice age? How will the Great Basin change due to current global climate change?
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Did You Know?
One of the major ecological threats to the sagebrush-dominated Great Basin ecosystem is the introduction and spread of dozens of species of non-native plants. The most important of these, cheatgrass (or downy brome) covers the largest area: 25 million acres, one-third of the area of the Great Basin.