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Chapter 8. Controlling plant competitionAuthor(s): Stephen B. Monsen
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. 57-64
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionGenerally, range or wildlife habitat improvement projects seek to achieve desirable plants through the elimination or replacement of undesirable species or both. Control measures are thus designed to: (1) reduce the competitive effects of existing species (Evans and Young 1987a,b; Robertson and Pearse 1945), (2) allow the establishment of seeded species (Harper and Benton 1966; Toole and others 1956), and (3) facilitate reestablishment, or improve the vigor of, desirable native plants (Plummer and others 1970a; Stevens 1987b).
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CitationMonsen, Stephen B. 2004. Chapter 8. Controlling plant competition. 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. 57-64
Keywordsrehabilitation, revegetation, plant ecology, seed, plant communities, wildlife habitat, invasive species, equipment, plant materials, native plants
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