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Keyword: revegetation

Phenotypic and genetic characterization of western prairie clover collections from the western USA

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2011
Few North American legumes are available for rangeland revegetation in the semiarid western United States. Western prairie clover (Dalea ornata [Douglas ex Hook.] Eaton & J. Wright) is a perennial legume with desirable forage characteristics and is distributed in the northern Great Basin, Snake River Basin, and southern Columbia Plateau.

Effects of spring prescribed fire in expanding pinyon-juniper woodlands on seedling establishment of sagebrush species

Publications Posted on: July 06, 2011
Pinyon and juniper trees are expanding into mountain sagebrush communities throughout their ranges. Fire is used to restore these sagebrush communities, but limited information is available on seedling establishment of native shrubs and herbs.

Restoring native plants to crested wheatgrass stands

Publications Posted on: July 07, 2010
Crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn.) is a nonindigenous grass introduced to North America for improving degraded rangelands. It is often criticized for forming nearly monotypic stands. Our objective was to determine the feasibility of restoring native plant species to crested wheatgrass-dominated rangeland. We investigated methods for suppressing crested wheatgrass followed by revegetation with a mix of native species.

Evidence-based review of seeding in post-fire rehabilitation and native plant market feasibility

Publications Posted on: June 09, 2010
A changing climate and fire regime shifts in the western United States have led to an increase in revegetation activities, in particular post-wildfire rehabilitation and the need for locally-adapted plant materials. Broadcast seeding is one of the most widely used post-wildfire emergency response treatments to minimize soil erosion, promote plant community recovery, and reduce non-native species invasions.

Proceedings: wildland shrub and arid land restoration symposium; 1993 October 19-21; Las Vegas, NV

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2010
Includes 62 papers dealing with wildland shrubs and restoration of arid lands. The key topics include: overview, restoration and revegetation, ecology, genetic integrity, management options, and field trip. Individual papers from this publication

The use of landscape fabric and supplemental irrigation to enhance survival and growth of woody perennials planted on reclaimed surface mine lands

Publications Posted on: December 02, 2009
A study was initiated to determine the effectiveness of landscape fabric and supplemental irrigation in survival and growth of woody perennials planted on reclaimed surface coal mine lands. The study compared growth and survival of nursery grown potted aspen and serviceberry planted with or without landscape fabric, and with or without biweekly supplemental irrigation.

Physiological and morphological characterization of basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes): Basis for plant improvement

Publications Posted on: September 25, 2009
Astragalus filipes Torr. ex A. Gray (basalt milkvetch or threadstalk milkvetch) is a legume that is widely distributed in western North America andholds promise for revegetation and restoration programs in the western United States. Seed of 67 accessions was collected in 2003 from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Washington.

Chapter 29. Production and use of planting stock

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Vegetation can be rapidly established on disturbed sites by planting stock alone or in combination with direct seedings. Types of planting stock commonly used range from bareroot or containerized seedlings to pads of native vegetation.

Chapter 28. Establishing plants by transplanting and interseeding

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Many shrubs, trees, forbs, and grasses can be successfully established to provide rapid, effective soil stabilization, forage, and cover through transplanting bareroot or container-grown stock, wildings, and stem cuttings (McArthur and others 1984a; Monsen 1974; Shaw 1981; Stevens 1980a, 1994; Tiedemann and others 1976).

Chapter 27. Seed testing requirements and regulatory laws

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Federal and State seed laws require that seed used on range and wildland sites be officially tested and appropriately labeled or tagged. It is the responsibility of the seed distributor (who may be the producer, collector, or broker) toward the end user to properly tag each container of seed to comply with these laws. An analysis tag is always required. If seed has been Certified, a seed certification tag will also be attached.