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Chapter 6. Climate and terrain

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Our knowledge of the physical requirements of cultivated plants is far advanced in contrast to that of the native and introduced species used in range plantings. Cultivated plants are usually grown as single varieties of a species under specific controlled conditions to ensure maximum yields. Native and introduced range plants often grow in species mixtures on sites that are more variable than agricultural croplands.

Chapter 5. Restoration or rehabilitation through management or artificial treatments

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Improvement of vegetative and edaphic conditions on some wildland sites can be achieved through proper management as well as by manipulative plantings (Vallentine 1980). Sites that have been subjected to serious abuse or that lack needed cover, habitat, or forage resources can be improved by various methods (Vallentine 1980).

Chapter 4. Basic considerations for range and wildland revegetation and restoration

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Plummer and others (1968) proposed 10 principles to follow when planning and implementing rangeland revegetation programs. These principles - or basic considerations for rangeland managers - are applicable to most sites in the Western United States (Jordan 1981; Merkel and Herbal 1973), and many projects in the Intermountain area have been conducted successfully by following them.

Chapter 3. Research background

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
The rangeland in the Intermountain West urgently required a scientific basis for its management, especially after the great mid-1800's livestock buildup, and then the plant die-off following the severe winters and droughts of the late 1800's (Stoddart and others 1975). After examining the Western ranges, Jared G. Smith (1895), an agrostologist with the U.S.

Chapter 2. The Intermountain setting

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
This book is intended to assist range managers throughout the Intermountain West (fig. 1).

Chapter 1. History of range and wildlife habitat restoration in the Intermountain West

Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Range, wildlife, watershed, and recreation research in the Intermountain region is a relatively young science. Most early research was initiated to rectify problems resulting from overgrazing that resulted in a deterioration of range and watershed resources. Thus, restoration measures were closely aligned to range and watershed disciplines.


Publications Posted on: February 13, 2009
Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands has had a fairly long gestation period. The final product of three volumes had its beginnings in 1983.

Roadside revegetation: A new frontier for native plant growers

Publications Posted on: September 29, 2008
Roadside revegetation projects are an important and growing new niche for native plant suppliers. Recent shifts in public policy now require the use of locally adapted native plants as the first choice when roadsides are being revegetated.

The 'Appar' flax release: Origin, distinguishing characteristics, and use; and a native alternative

Publications Posted on: September 02, 2008
This article summarizes information on the taxonomy of 'Appar', a perennial blue flax cultivar (Linum perenne L. [Linaceae]), and characteristics that distinguish it from native Lewis flax (Linum lewisii Pursh [Linaceae]). 'Appar' apparently originated as a European flax that escaped from garden cultivation.

Native plant development and restoration program for the Great Basin, USA

Publications Posted on: August 05, 2008
The Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project, organized by the USDA Bureau of Land Management, Great Basin Restoration Initiative and the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in 2000 as a multi-agency collaborative program (, has the objective of improving the availability of n