Highlight of Services
High Altitude and Disturbed Land
Develop suitable products to assist in successful revegetation
The Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center is owned and operated by the Douglas Creek and White River Soil Conservation Districts.
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
Identify, develop and provide products that improve wildlife habitat
- Developed methods for establishing Maybell Germplasm antelope bitterbrush on critical big game winter range in northwest Colorado and determined suitable plant materials for the elk winter range near Pinedale, Wyoming.
- The plant selections Long Ridge Germplasm Utah serviceberry, Maybell Germplasm antelope bitterbrush, and 'Timp' Utah sweetvetch are important components of wildlife habitat communities in the Central Rocky Mountains.
- Profile of the Greater Sage Grouse provides information on the description, distribution, habitat, diet, reproduction, and unique behaviors of sage grouse.
Increased Productivity of Rangelands and Pastures
Improve establishment methods and long term productivity of pastures and rangelands
- Evaluate Indian ricegrass and blue wildrye selections for heavy soils to determine long-term performance in range plantings
- Suitable products for various range and pasture needs are provided to NRCS field offices and landowners through demonstration plantings at Coyote Draw and Bluebell, Utah, and Boulder County and Harvey Gap, Colorado.
- Pasture Grass, Forage Legume and Mixed Species Evaluation provides guidance on pasture establishment.