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NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2012-0052-CX Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Restoration Research Regarding Cheatgrass Stand Failure Decision Date:  09/26/2012
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  Owen Baughman, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno    
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Project Description:
This research aims to determine if the phenomenon of cheatgrass stand replacement failure (die-off) represents an opportunity for native restoration of severely invaded areas in the Great Basin.
Project Location:
Previous research and recent field observations have lead us to identify one location in the Winnemucca area as a desired experimental location. The area, dubbed ‘Dun Glen’, is a degraded former sagebrush community, consisting exclusively of cheatgrass and tall tumble-mustard. We have been observing cheatgrass stand failure and dynamic cheatgrass patterns at this area since 2008, and we believe it is a very appropriate location to conduct our work. The area last experienced wildfire in 2001, as part of the Willow Tree Fire (J431). We have identified two specific sites (1 and 2) within the Dun Glen area that will contain our research (Table 1). Table 1. Field mapped location information for Dun Glen sites 1 and 2. Site 1 is 200m x 100m and encompasses roughly 5 acres, and site 2 is 70m x 50m and encompasses roughly 1 acre. All UTM coordinates are zone 11 NAD 83. site corner UTM Northing UTM Easting Dun Glen 1 NW 4504587 419036 Dun Glen 1 NE 4504587 419236 Dun Glen 1 SE 4504487 419236 Dun Glen 1 SW 4504487 419036 Dun Glen 2 NW 4504535 419396 Dun Glen 2 NE 4504535 419445 Dun Glen 2 SE 4504465 419445 Dun Glen 2 SW 4504465 419396
 
Project Lead:  Robert Burton    
Phone Number:  (775) 623-1553    
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Office(s):  Humboldt River FO Lead Office:  Humboldt River FO
Counties:  Pershing    
 
Program(s):  Fish and Wildlife
Livestock Grazing
Water Quality
Wildland Fire Management
Special Interest(s):  Fire Rehabilitation
Watershed
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NEPA Document

CX Extraordinary Circumstances Checklist


Map Set Name Publication Date  
Cheatgrass Study Enclosure 11/02/2012  
     

Document Name Publication Date  
CX Team Review Sheet 11/02/2012  
     

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