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: All plots are within a non-use grazing allottment, and are fenced.
Treatments Implemented: Fall 2007. 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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