Scipio

Scipio Site

Location: Millard County, ~ 5 miles from Scipio, UT
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Fillmore Field Office
SageSTEP Site Manager: Maggie Gray
Plots: Four 6-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical, Bull Hog™)
Elevation: 5500-5900 ft
Topography: 2-28% slopes, primarily W aspect
Common Vegetation: Utah Juniper, Wyoming big sagebrush, bluebunch wheatgrass, Sandberg bluegrass, cheatgrass
Soils: Gravelly fine sandy loam
Fire Regime: Historically ranging from 20 to >100 years. Woodland invasion suggests that the majority of these communities have not burned since the late 1800’s. As woodlands gain dominance, the fire regime shifts to infrequent, high-intensity fires.
Representative Land Base: Several million acres in western UT, northeastern NV, and southern ID
Grazing: All plots are within a non-use grazing allottment, and are fenced.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2007. For more information about treatments, click here.

 

Updated 2009

Contact

Jim McIver
SageSTEP Project Coordinator.
Oregon State University
Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center
PO Box E
Union, Oregon 97883
(541) 562-5396
james.mciver@oregonstate.edu

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

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