Roberts

Roberts Site

Location: Jefferson County, northwest of Rogers, ID
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Upper Snake River Field Office
SageSTEP Site Manager: Maggie Gray
Plots: Four 200-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical, Herbicide)
Elevation: 4800-4860 ft
Topography: 0-10% slopes of all aspects
Common Vegetation: Wyoming big sagebrush, Sandberg bluegrass, Indian ricegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass, and cheatgrass
Soils: Fine- to coarse-loamy, mixed
Fire Regime: Historically, several decades. Many of these communities experienced an increased fi re return interval with settlement and overgrazing. Cheatgrass invasion can cause larger fi res and reduce this interval to 10 years or less.
Representative Land Base: Several million acres in western and central Utah, southern Idaho, northern Nevada, and eastern Oregon
Grazing: Plots are located on an active grazing allotment, and will be fenced for the duration of the study to exclude livestock.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2007. For more information about treatments, click here.
Wildfire Activity: Three of the four plots burned completely or partially in July 2010, but site will continue to be monitored for wildfire effects.

Updated 2009

Contact

Lisa Elsworth
SageSTEP Project Co-coordinator
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97330
Lisa.Ellsworth@oregonstate.edu
(541) 737-0008

Lael Gilbert
SageSTEP Outreach Coordinator
Utah State University
5215 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-5215
lael.gilbert@usu.edu
(435) 797-8455

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