BPA invites you to comment on an environmental project we are proposing to fund.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund aerial application of herbicide and soil inoculant to control cheatgrass on a 139-acre hillside in north-eastern Nevada. BPA is proposing to fund the Shoshone Paiute Indian Tribe to aerially apply herbicide (Plateau) and soil inoculant (MB906) to control cheatgrass on a 139-acre hillside south of Mountain City, Nevada that has become dominated by this invasive species following the 2012 Brown’s Gulch fire. The cheatgrass is hindering this area’s post-fire recovery to its native sagebrush-steppe plant community. The treatment would begin in the spring of 2019 and may be repeated in the fall or spring for up to three years.