Study Site Locations

Blue Mountain

Bridge Creek

Castlehead

Devine Ridge

Five Creeks

Greenville Bench

Hart Mountain

Marking Corral

Moses Coulee

Onaqui

Owyhee

Roberts

Saddle Mountain

Scipio

Seven Mile

South Ruby Mountain

Spruce Mountain

Stansbury

Walker Butte

Marking Corral Site

Location: White Pine County, ~20 miles from Ely, NV
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Ely Field Office
SageSTEP Site Manager: Neil Frakes
Plots: Three 40-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical) plus a 15-acre hydrology study plot
Elevation: 7000-7400 ft
Topography: 6-20% slopes of varying aspect
Common Vegetation: Utah juniper, singleleaf pinyon pine, Wyoming big sagebrush, black sagebrush, green rabbitbrush, bitterbrush, bluebunch wheatgrass, Sandberg bluegrass, Indian ricegrass, needleandthread, Nevada needlegrass, long-leaf phlox, mat buckwheat, cushion buckwheat, yellow eyed cryptantha, speckle-pod milkvetch
Soils: fine-loamy and loamy-skeletal, mixed, mesic
Fire Regime: Historical fire return interval of 30-40 years. Woodland invasion and canopy closure have significantly increased the risk of less frequent, catastophic fire in these communities.
Representative Land Base: Vast acreages in both the High Central and High Calcareous Provinces
Grazing: Plots are located on an active grazing allotment, and have been fenced for the duration of the study to exclude livestock.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2006. For more information about treatments, click here.

Click here to download the Marking Corral Site Fact Sheet (PDF, 336KB).

SageSTEP Marking Corral Site Map.