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Chapter 7. Assessing soil factors in wildland improvement programsAuthor(s): Arthur R. Tiedemann; Carlos F. Lopez
Source: In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 39-56
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionSoil factors are an important consideration for successful wildland range development or improvement programs. Even though many soil improvement and amelioration practices are not realistic for wildlands, their evaluation is an important step in selection of adapted plant materials for revegetation. This chapter presents information for wildland managers on: the importance of soils physical, chemical, and nutrient considerations in wildland restoration and rehabilitation; the basis for evaluating wildland soil suitability for plant growth; effects of management activities on soil factors; assessment of soil nutrient deficiencies in terms of plant needs; development of a fertilizer prescription; and principles of fertilization of wildlands.
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CitationTiedemann, Arthur R.; Lopez, Carlos F. 2004. Chapter 7. Assessing soil factors in wildland improvement programs. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard; Shaw, Nancy L., comps. Restoring western ranges and wildlands, vol. 1. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 39-56
Keywordsrehabilitation, revegetation, plant ecology, seed, plant communities, wildlife habitat, invasive species, equipment, plant materials, native plants
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