Agenda items requested by the participants:
Last updated July 25, 2001
1: Planting Seasons
2: Planting Clean-up crops ahead of the native planting
3: Measurement of success
4: Rodent Control
5: When is transplanting preferable to seeding?
6: Is irrigation absolutely necessary?
7: How can we help natives overcome existing weed seed banks?
8: What site preparation methods should we use?
9: Should we use mycorrhizal inoculum?
10: What seeding density works best under various conditions?
11: How should we manage sites after seeding?
12: Can some disturbances revegetate without our intervention?
13: When is a seed source close enough to be considered local?
14: Should we try to replicate natural plant communities?
15: What do you think about restoring microbiotic crusts in conjunction with native seed plantings or in place of vascular plants for erosion control? (Dr. Jayne Belnap has done quite a
bit of work with microbiotic crusts in the Great Basin and has a protocol for
16: Seed storage
17: Seed germination
18: Best sizes to transplant(best success)
19: What is considered successful germ/transplant?
20: Best way to produce more seed from collected (i.e. setting up nursery?!)
21: Importance of Mycorrhizae
22: How and when to collect seed and the length of viability, storage etc. and what considerations needed when collecting such as soil type, location etc.?
23: Amount of seed needed to ensure successful and sustainable population.
24: Successful combination of seed in mix. (what types work well together)
25: Is any maintenance needed once plants come up?
26: Which grasses can effectively work where?
27: General information about effects of fire and how to use it to encourage natives
28: Planting native shrubs by seed
29: Are there certain planting techniques that work better than others such as hand, broadcast, seed drill?
30: Collection of local seed materials, when, how, storage,
31: Site preparation...micro-topography, scarification, burning, herbicides
32: Commercial vs. Propagation on site...growing our own
33: How to deal with non-native grasses/forbs..competition from other natives
34: Timing of seedings
35: Large scale vs. small scale seedings or plantings
36: To irrigate or not......
37: Inter-seeding once established
38: Monitoring for success
39: Follow-up management....burning, grazing, protection, disturbance
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