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Stinkingwater Area Medusahead Management Plan

Counties: Harney

Primary Resource Concern: Pest pressure - Plant pest pressure

Project Description

Stinkingwater RCPP Map

The goal of the Stinkingwater Area Medusahead Management Plan is to contain, compartmentalize, and reduce the medusahead infestation within the management area.  The Stinkingwater Medusahead Management Area has been subdivided into 5 treatment units, which will be addressed using a phased approach over the course of approximately 14 years.  The project is a cooperative effort with the Harney County CWMA with coordinated, landscape scale treatments on BLM, state, and private lands within the management area.  Implementation began in the Phase 1 treatment unit - Beaver Table.

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Herbaceous Weed Control (315)
  • Integrated Pest Management (595)
  • Prescribed Grazing (528)
  • Fence (382)
  • Prescribed Burning (338)
  • Range Planting (550)
  • Access Control (472)
  • Firebreak (394)
  • Fuel Break (383)
  • Spring Development (574)
  • Water Well (642)
  • Pumping Plant (533)
  • Pipeline (516)
  • Watering Facility (614)

Collaborating Partners

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Harney County Cooperative Weed Management Area
  • Agricultural Research Service
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • OSU Extention
  • Department of State Lands
  • Private farmers and ranchers

Screening Questions

  1. Application is for Integrated Pest Management of Medusahead rye within the Phase 1 Beaver Table Unit of the Stinkingwater Medusahead Management Area.  Yes = High.  No = Proceed to Question 2.

  2. Application is for Integrated Pest Management of Medusahead rye within the Phase 2 Crane-Buchanan Unit of the Stinkingwater Medusahead Management Area.  Yes = Medium.  No = Low.

Ranking Criteria

Application is for Integrated Pest Management of Medusahead rye within the Phase 1 Beaver Table Unit of the Stinkingwater Medusahead Management Area.
Application is for Integrated Pest Management of Medusahead rye within the Phase 2 Crane-Buchanan Unit of the Stinkingwater Medusahead Management Area.
A road intersects or passes within 50 feet of the medusahead infestation.

Answer Yes to one of the following, but not both.

  1. The medusahead infested area consists primarily of desirable perennial vegetation which is capable of natural recovery following treatment.
  2. The medusahead infested area includes monocultures of medusahead which will require range seeding to establish desirable perennial vegetation following treatment.
The management unit generally supports a healthy plant community with a minimum of 3 deep rooted perennial bunchgrasses per square meter.

How to Apply

If you're interested in applying for this Program, please contact:

Jim Campbell, Supervisor, Harney County Weed Control,
450 N. Buena Vista Ave.
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-8385