Restoration

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Plant community responses to post-fire restoration and addressing seed needs

Webinar registration. Description: Learn about three years of post-treatment plant community and soil erosion data following the 2012 High Park Fire Review challenges and opportunities in post-fire revegetation/restoration Discuss a collaborative strategic...

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Assessment of the need for native seeds and their supply

View report. Across the United States, millions of acres of land have been so disturbed by human activities or severe climate events that significant portions of their native plant communities have been...

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Joint Fire Science Program 2019 progress report

View report. This progress report highlights some of the many contributions and impacts of the JFSP over the past 2 years including: Continued scientific output from wildland fire research through manuscripts, management...

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Vegetation management – invasive species, native seeds, and grasses in sagebrush steppe

Webinar registration. Disturbance events, such as overgrazing and the catastrophic fires, in our shrub steppe landscape can kick-start a negative feedback loop with invasion of noxious weeds. These invasive species can have...

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Understory Vegetation change following woodland reduction varies by plant community type and seeding status: Region-wide assessment of ecological benefits and risks

View article. Meta-analyses indicated that while P–J reduction caused significant positive overall effects on all shrub and herbaceous components (including invasive cheatgrass [Bromus tectorum] and exotic annual forbs), responses were contingent on...

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The biggest bang for the buck: Cost‐effective vegetation treatment outcomes across drylands of the western United States

View article. Restoration and rehabilitation are globally implemented to improve ecosystem condition but often without tracking treatment expenditures relative to ecological outcomes. We evaluated the cost‐effectiveness of widely conducted woody plant and...

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Seed use in the field: Delivering seeds for restoration success

View article. Seed delivery to site is a critical step in seed‐based restoration programs. Months or years of seed collection, conditioning, storage, and cultivation can be wasted if seeding operations are not...

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Seed enhancement: Getting seeds restoration‐ready

View article. Seed enhancement technologies such as seed priming and seed coating, developed by the agricultural seed industry, are standard procedures for the majority of crop and horticultural seeds. However, such technologies...

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Dormancy and germination: Making every seed count in restoration

View article. From 50 to 90% of wild plant species worldwide produce seeds that are dormant upon maturity, with specific dormancy traits driven by species’ occurrence geography, growth form, and genetic factors....

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Seed storage: Maintaining seed viability and vigor for restoration use

View article. Effective seed storage after sourcing (harvesting or purchasing) is critical to restoration practitioners and native seed producers, as it is key to maintaining seed viability. Inadequate seed storage can lead...

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