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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Wyoming State Highway Dept., Cheyenne.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rocky Mountain Forest & Range Experiment Station

    Fort Collins, CO  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sturges, D L
  • Publication Date: 1979-12-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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