Blue Grama Grassland (B)

Description: 

The Blue Grama core site is one of five core SEV LTER study sites. Meteorological trends, rodent abundance, pollinator diversity, phenology, and NPP are all being investigated. Additional studies have examined the Bootleg Canyon fire of 1998 and subsequent effects on the patch dynamics of grasses.

Site Details: 

Vegetation
Vegetation is characterized as Plains-Mesa Grassland, dominated by blue and black grama (Bouteloua gracilis & B. eriopoda) and galleta grass (Pleuraphis jamesii).

Elevation: 

1,670m