Bridge Creek

Bridge Creek Site

Location: Wheeler County, ~25 miles from Mitchell, OR
Land Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management Prineville District Office
SageSTEP Site Manager: Scott Shaff
Plots: Three 35-acre core plots (Control, Burn, Mechanical)
Elevation: 2600-2850 ft
Topography: 25% slope and NW aspect
Common Vegetation: Western Juniper, basin big sagebrush, bluebunch wheatgrass
Soils: Sandy loam, Frigid Typic Haploxerolls to Frigid Torriorthents derived from basalt 30-90 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: No grazing anticipated and so this site remains unfenced.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2006. For more information about treatments, click here.


Updated 2009


Lisa Ellsworth
Project Co-coordinator
Dept. Fisheries & Wildlife
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331
(541) 737-0008

Beth Newingham
Project Co-coordinator
GB Rangelands Research
USDA Ag. Res. Service
Reno, NV  89512
(775) 784-6057 ext. 233

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