LIVE SHELTERBELT AND SAGEBRUSH STRIPPING STUDY
This study evaluates the possibility of increasing onsite snow storage with shelterbelt plantings and native vegetation manipulation. The study concludes that sagebrush stripping and fertilization has very little effect on the control of blowing and drifting snow. There is some indication that conifers have a limited chance of survival in the harsh climate, but further research would be necessary before recommending their use for snow control.
- Prepared in cooperation with Wyoming State Highway Dept., Cheyenne.
Rocky Mountain Forest & Range Experiment StationFort Collins, CO United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Sturges, D L
- Publication Date: 1979-12-15
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Control; Fences; Fertilization (Horticulture); Forests; Grasses; Handling and storage; Highways; Measures of effectiveness; Planting; Plants; Runoff; Shrubs; Snow cover; Snowdrifts; Storage facilities; Trees; Vegetation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Geographic Terms: Wyoming
- Old TRIS Terms: Fertilizing; Plant cover
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Maintenance and Preservation; Terminals and Facilities; I61: Equipment and Maintenance Methods;
- Accession Number: 00337329
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-WO-79-731, No 4Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM