BLM BAKERSFIELD - 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

Monday, August 13, 2001

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
reintroducing them.)


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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