The Idaho National Laboratory Site (INL) occupies 2,300 km2
of sagebrush steppe on the eastern Snake River Plain and is
the largest of the few protected reserves of this extensive
vegetation type. This provides an exciting opportunity for
research and also offers a baseline, which is useful for
evaluating impacts from INL facility activities, grazing and
off-road vehicle use.
The ESER team:
the impact of current and past work on the INL.
long-term vegetation trends
invasion and impacts of cheatgrass on INL lands.
Cheatgrass is not native to the INL and out-competes
other native vegetation.
revegetation efforts after fire, remediation, and other
expertise and advice to DOE-ID on land management
issues, including animal damage control and depredation
prevention, noxious weed control, and reclamation of