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

Scipio Site

Location: Millard County, ~ 5 miles from Scipio, UT
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Fillmore Field Office
SageSTEP Site Manager: Maggie Gray
Plots: Four 6-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical, Bull Hog™)
Elevation: 5500-5900 ft
Topography: 2-28% slopes, primarily W aspect
Common Vegetation: Utah Juniper, Wyoming big sagebrush, bluebunch wheatgrass, Sandberg bluegrass, cheatgrass
Soils: Gravelly fine sandy loam
Fire Regime: Historically ranging from 20 to >100 years. 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 western UT, northeastern NV, and southern ID
Grazing: This site is within a non-use grazing allotment.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2007. For more information about treatments, click here.

Click here to download the Scipio Site Fact Sheet (PDF, 347KB).

SageSTEP Scipio Site Map.