Study Site Locations

Blue Mountain

Bridge Creek


Devine Ridge

Five Creeks

Greenville Bench

Hart Mountain

Marking Corral

Moses Coulee




Saddle Mountain


Seven Mile

South Ruby Mountain

Spruce Mountain


Walker Butte

Blue Mountain Site

Location: Modoc County, near Tulelake, CA
Land Management Agency: USDA Forest Service, Modoc National Forest, Doublehead Ranger District
SageSTEP Site Manager: Scott Shaff
Plots: Three 38-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical), and two extensive plots (a 536 acre burn plot and a 685 acre control plot)
Elevation: 4800-5400 ft
Topography: N aspect
Common Vegetation: Western Juniper, mountain big sagebrush, Idaho fescue, Sandberg bluegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass
Soils: Fine-loamy to loamy, mixed, mesic, Lithic to Pachic Argixerolls
Fire Regime: Historically frequent to moderately frequent (10-70 years), low intensity to mixed severity fires. 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 eastern OR, northeastern CA, southwestern ID, and northwestern NV.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2007. For more information about treatments, click here.

Click here to download the Blue Mountain Site Fact Sheet (PDF, 374KB).

Click on the links below to view images from select subplots