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