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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RESTORATION OF SAGE GROUSE HABITAT WITH NATIVES IN DOWNY BROME AND MEDUSAHEAD-INVESTED SITES AT SMOKE CREEK

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Project Number: 0500-00044-025-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 22, 2008
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
The overall objective is to develop and implement a comprehensive, regional Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM) program to restore ecosystems threatened and dominated by cheatgrass/medusahead in Smoke Creek watershed and the Great Basin.

Approach:
University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) and USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists will cooperate on a project to demonstrate the effectiveness of Plateau on the large scale control of downy brome and medusahead, and to determine its utility in sage grouse habitat restoration of desirable native species without the need for expensive re-seeding efforts. Secondly, to consider alternative methods of control with and without re-seeding efforts, and to determine the best seeding method when active restoration practices are necessary (refer to project proposal for more detailed information). Documents SCA with UC-Davis.

Last Modified: 9/21/2014
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