Monitoring of Upland Restoration Study at Ouray NWR : FY14 Progress Report

Metadata Updated: January 29, 2020

Ouray NWR is part of the Upper Colorado River Ecosystem. Within the Refuge are 5 wetland bottoms and 16 miles of the Green River bordered by riparian habitat. Bordering the riparian and wetland habitat is grassland and shrubland/grassland habitat. As the surrounding landscape is high desert, the wetland, riparian and grassland habitats are a unique and important refuge on the Green River. Much of the Refuge has been highly modified or disturbed from a variety of sources, such as wetland alteration and manipulation, changes in Green River flows as a result of the Flaming Gorge dam, invasive species, hatchery development, and historic and current farming. Restoration has become a high priority for Ouray NWR. Specifically, upland restoration of native grasses has been ongoing for several years. Past attempts of grassland restoration have failed despite extensive effort by Refuge staff and assistance and advice from many agencies and individuals. Restoration is currently needed in areas 1) where invasive species eradication has been successful but native plant species are not present to colonize, and 2) on the former hatchery site.

A large, intensive grassland restoration study has been undertaken at Ouray NWR with the objectives of determining the most successful methods of seeding native grasses under a variety of conditions. Study design was based on a similar restoration study in a desert environment using many of the same species (Lair and O’Meara). This is the FY14 Progress Report.

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