USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station



















Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystem Research Program

Joint Fire Science Program:

Equipment and Strategies to Enhance the Post-wildfire Establishment and Persistence of Great Basin Native Plants



Boise Shrubland Research


Seed mix   An example of a diverse native seed mix.



One purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of the two drills (rangeland and minimum-till) at establishing a native community from a diverse seed mix.  Therefore, a mix of species to seed was selected that included native grasses, shrubs, and forbs (herbaceous, non grass).



Species seeded in 2008 at Mountain Home and Glass Butte Research Sites:

Species Source Form Seeding Method Seeds Per Pound
Wyoming big sagebrush Humboldt & Elko Co., NV or Lincoln, Blaine, Jerome Co., ID Shrub Broadcast 2,109,032 or 1,635,583
Rubber rabbitbrush Uinta Co., WY Shrub Broadcast 695,000
Sandberg bluegrass "Mountain Home" cultivar Grass Broadcast 926,000
Penstemon deustus widely collected native source Forb Broadcast 3,429,810
Indian ricegrass "Rimrock" cultivar Grass Drilled 205,000
Munro's globemallow Utah Co., UT Forb Drilled 750,000
Bluebunch wheatgrass "Anatone" cultivar Grass Drilled 135,153
Bottlebrush squirreltail "Toe Jam Creek" cultivar Grass Drilled 190,000
Sulfur-flower buckwheat widely collected native source Shrub Drilled 184,153

  Follow the species link for the plant profile at the USDA NRCS Plants Database





USDA Forest Service - RMRS - Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
Last Modified:  Thursday, 23 June 2016 at 16:49:45 CDT

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