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

Walker Butte Site

Location: Lake County, ~ 25 miles from Christmas Valley, OR
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Lakeview Resource Area
SageSTEP Site Manager: Scott Shaff
Plots: Three 45-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical)
Elevation: 4500-4700 ft
Topography: 3% slope and ESE aspect
Common Vegetation: Western Juniper, mountain big sagebrush, Idaho fescue
Soils: Loam Frigid Typic Haploxeroll derived from basalt, 60-90 cm deep
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.
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 Walker Butte Site Fact Sheet (PDF, 283KB).

SageSTEP Walker Butte Site Map.