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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Winnemucca District Office
 
Release Date: 05/04/12
Contacts: Rob Burton, Natural Resource Specialist - Soil & Vegetation , 775-623-1550 , rburton@blm.gov
News Release No. 2012-016

BLM OKs Rangeland Cheatgrass Research Project


Winnemucca, Nev. - - 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.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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