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Rangeland Cheatgrass Research Project
by Tribune Staff
May 11, 2012 | 445 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Winnemucca — The Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District has issued an authorization to Dr. Jeremy James, Research Ecologist, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, Ore., to conduct a four-year study on seedling establishment within cheatgrass dominated areas of the District. The research is funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The broad objective of this research is to evaluate seeding success based on precipitation and soil texture gradients. The research will be conducted at five study plots in previously burned areas which are now dominated by cheatgrass. For more information, and to view the Decision Record and Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy, follow link from: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_information/nepa0.html.

For more information, contact Robert Burton, BLM Humboldt River Field Office at (775) 623-1550 or rburton@blm.gov.

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