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


Peppin, Donna L. 2009. Evidence-based review of seeding in post-fire rehabilitation and native plant market feasibility. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University. 180 p. Thesis.

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. However, these treatments can have negative ecological effects, due in part to the continued use of non-native species, although the use of native species has increased.

Keywords: seeding, post-wildfire rehabilitation, revegetation


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Evidence-based review of seeding in post-fire rehabilitation and native plant market feasibility
Electronic Publish Date: June 9, 2010
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June 9, 2010

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