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    Utah Shrubland Management Project

    The Utah Shrubland Management Project is a collaboration between private landowners and state, federal, and university experts. The specific goals of the project are to create an ecological site-based shrubland management handbook and to establish demonstration sites for the site-specific evaluation of brush management techniques and range planting technology. With these tools, the project aims to improve management effectiveness on Utah’s shrublands. Research is being directed by Tom Monaco, of the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Kari Veblen at Utah State University. Private land owners, located near Park Valley, East Bear Lake, Birdseye, and Cedar Fort, are providing for the establishment of management demonstration plots on their property.



    For more information about the project, download our newsletters below. Newsletters are in pdf format.


    Issue 1 Spring 2013

    Issue 2 Summer 2013

    Issue 3 Winter 2013-2014

    Issue 4 Winter 2014-2015

    Issue 5 Spring 2015

    Study Sites

    site Site 1 - East of Bear Lake
    site Site 2 - Birdseye


    site Site 3 - Cedar Fort
    site Site 4 - Park Valley

    For further information, contact:

    Tom Monaco

    Research Ecologist

    USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory

    Utah State University; Logan, UT, 84322-6300

    Phone: (435) 797-7231