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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVED PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR PASTURES AND RANGELANDS IN THE TEMPERATE SEMIARID REGIONS OF THE WESTERN U.S. Title: Land Use Legacies in the Park Valley Area of Box Elder County

Authors
item Morris, Lesley -
item Monaco, Thomas

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2009
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Citation: Morris, L., Monaco, T.A. 2009. Land Use Legacies in the Park Valley Area of Box Elder County. Popular Publication.

Interpretive Summary: As part of a new Area-wide Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM) project through the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, we are seeking the answer to what is the difference between soils that have never been cultivated and those that were dry farmed historically. The Area-wide EBIPM is a multi-state, interagency, collaborative program with universities and private propery owners to research and demonstrate the use of ecologically principles to combat invasive plants (www.ebipm.org). Data collection on differences between dry-farmed lands and adjacent un-farmed areas begin in summer 2009. We look forward to reporting on how these studies help us better understand land-use legacies so that management practices for agencies and private land owners can be improved.

Technical Abstract: As part of a new Area-wide Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM) project through the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, we are seeking the answers to what is the difference between soils that have never been cultivated and those that were dry farmed historically. The Area-wide EBIPM is a multi-state, interagency, collaborative program with universities and private property owners to research and demonstrate the use of ecological principles to combat invasive plants (www.ebipm.org). Data collection on differences between dry-farmed lands and adjacent un-farmed areas began in summer 2009. We look forward to reporting on how these studies help us better understand land-use legacies so that management practices for agencies and private land owners can be improved.

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