Caltrans District 1 - Native plant workshop, requested Agenda items.
Training session with Craig Dremann, research director and co-owner of
The Reveg Edge, Box 361, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333

District 1: Tuesday August 15, 2000 - Eureka

Agenda items requested by the participants:
Last updated August 7, 2000

1. Is there a way to manage our roadside vegetation by modifying our mowing timing or mower height?

2. Can we manage our roadside vegetation with less than three mowing passes?

3. Can we manage the roadsides to keep or encourage the wildflowers and native grasses?

4: Selecting appropriate native sources (Closest genetic source/ecotype possible)? (see>>common garden study)

5: Successful propagation?

6: How do natives compete in an area surrounded by noxious weeds?

7: Which natives are available?

8: Costs?

9: Sources? We usually use Pacific Coast Seed.

10: Application methods. Who does it? How?

11: Hydroseeding?

12: Collection from project sites if project lead time is sufficient?

13: Methods and timing of seed collection and storage information of viable seed?

14: Obtaining timely and sufficient quantities for freeway construction?

15: Establishing native cover sufficient to provide erosion control

16: Controlling erosion until natives do establish?

17: Establishing natives on disturbed soils?

18: Practices to enhance establishment and maintenance of natives?

19: Are non-natives ever appropriate (when?)?

20: Is Mycorhizal inoculation of natives necessary?

21: Should right of way function as wildlife habitat?

22: Are herbicides useful/necessary to establish native grasses and forbs?

23: Absent a mandate, which is more important: erosion control or native revegetation?

24: Thoughts on seed transfer guidelines for natives How far should we move seed (forbs and shrubs)?

25 : Use of forbs and shrubs combined with grass? How many seeds per sq. ft.?

26: Hydro-seeding -- How much damage do you do? How to get a uniform seeding?

27: Use of tacifier vs mulch? -- Advantages/ disadvantages?

28: Fertilizer --artificial vs natural? Advantages/ disadvantages?

29: If native communities are being invaded by roadside noxious weeds, what steps can be taken?

30: To out-compete noxious weeds, should sowing rates of desirable natives be adjusted?

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