Onaqui Sagebrush Prescribed Burn Subplots

Prescribed burns were implemented on the Onaqui Sagebrush sites to help land managers better understand the relationship between soil composition, vegetation communities, invasive species like cheatgrass and fires. The Onaqui burn took place in the fall of 2006 after baseline data were collected. Plateau pre-emergence herbicide was crossed with the prescribed burn treatment on half of the subplots to control cheatgrass. The images below show two subplots from 2006-2009, one where Plateau was not used and one where Plateau was sprayed at a rate of 6oz per acre after treatment in fall 2006.

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Standard Subplot

 

Plateau Subplot

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2006

2006

Pre-treatment

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2006 with Plateau pre-emergence Herbicide

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2007, one year post treatment

2007

1 Year Post-treatment

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2007 with Plateau pre-emergence Herbicide, one year post treatment

Onaqui Sage Burn Plot 2008, two years post treatment

2008

2 Years Post-treatment

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2008 with Plateau pre-emergence Herbicide, two year post treatment

Onaqui Sage Burn 2009, three years post treatment

2009

3 Years Post-treatment

Onaqui Sage Plot Burn 2009 with Plateau pre-emergence Herbicide, three years post treatment

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