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

 

Timeline

Boise Shrubland Research

The project duration is expected to be 4 years with completion in September 2012.  A separate research study will be required to complete the long-term experiment of grazing effects on larger plots of seeded natives that will be established as part of this project.  This project will provide baseline data in a standard database that will allow trend detection.

 

     
July 2007- Jan. 2008

Selected two study sites on 2007 burns, procured seed, installed seeding treatments and weather stations

 

 
  Aug. 2007
  • Two sites were selected, one south of Mountain Home, ID, the other west of Burns, OR.

 
  Sept. 2007
  • Plot boundaries setup for the two study sites

 
  Oct.- Nov. 2007
  • Seeding treatments applied

 
  Jan. 2008
  • Winter broadcast of sagebrush seeds, simulating aerial seeding

 
April- July 2008

Conducted sampling on 2007 seedings

 

 
July 2008- Jan. 2009

Selected a third study site on a 2008 burn, procured seed, installed seeding treatments and weather station

 

 
  Oct. 2008
  • Site was selected northwest of Snowville, UT

  • Plot boundaries were established
 
Nov. 2008
  • Seeding treatments applied

Jan. 2009

 

  • Winter broadcast of sagebrush seeds
April- July 2009

Conducted sampling on 2007 and 2008 seedings

 

 
Winter 2009 and 2010

Data entry and analysis for 2007 and 2008 seedings

 

 
May-June 2010

Conduct sampling on 2008 seeding

 

 

June-Oct. 2010

 

Selected a fourth study site on a 2010 burn, procured seed, installed seeding treatments and weather-monitoring equipment

 

 
  Sept.-Oct. 2010
      • Site selected on Saylor Creek Bombing Range
      • Plot boundaries were established
 
  Oct. 2010
      • Seeding treatments applied
 
  Jan. 2011
      • Winter broadcast of sagebrush seeds
 
Winter 2010 and 2011

Data entry and analysis for 2008 seeding

 

 
May-June 2011

Conduct sampling on 2010 seeding

 

May-June 2012

 

Conduct sampling on 2010 seeding

 

Winter 2012 and 2013

Data entry and analysis for 2010 seeding, preparation of final report and deliverables, may continue into 2013

 

USDA Forest Service - RMRS - Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
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