Caltrans District 7 - Native plant workshop, requested Agenda items.
Training session with Craig Dremann, research director and co-owner of
The Reveg Edge, Box 609, Redwood City, CA 94064 (650) 325-7333

District 7 - Ask- Agoura Hills

Agenda items requested by the participants:
Last updated November 30, 2000

1. Can Joshua trees, Mojave yuccas, and other large perennials be successfully transplanted?

2. Should roadside planting not include foods plants of the Mojave ground squirrel or the Desert tortoise food plants, so that they are not attracted or brought close to the road?

3. Is there a list of Mojave Ground squirrel and Desert Tortoise food plants that could be made available to Caltrans, so that those species don't accidentally get planted along the roadsides?

4. What is the cost analysis of planting out container stock vs. hydroseeding?

5. Can you direct seed Coastal Sage Scrub?

6. In the desert, should we just leave the area alone if we don't disturb the roots of the plants, to let them come back on their own, or do we have to do some seeding?

7: How to choose the specific natives for a site?

8: What natives work best by climate type, etc.?

9: What are good indicator species to evaluate a restoration site (invertebrates, plants, other animals, etc.)?

10: Discussion of seeding methods, quantities to use?

11: How do we measure critical ecological function/success criteria?

12: How do you determine how many species of natives should be used at a site?

13: What kind of management is required after the project is established?

14. When/when not to use mychorrizae?


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