Mowed and edge-sprayed portion of Hwy. 99, Sacramento Co.,
Post Mile 36.00, jct. Everta Rd.
Unmowed portion of Hwy 99, Sutter County, Post Mile 3.00, junction
of Sankey Rd.
RIGHT-OF-WAY NATURAL RESOURCES: Maintenance practices today can
cause long-term problems or could protect the natural resources
for decades into the future.
1. What is there about low-mowing (to a level of 2-3" tall,
as shown above) that can have a negative impact on a DOT's ROW
natural resources for decades into the future?
2. What is there about not mowing that can have a positive
effect for a DOT's ROW natural resources for decades into the
3. If you adjusted the mowing height by a few inches, what
percentage of the native plants in the right-of-way may be able
to survive? At a one-inch mow height? Two inches? Four inches?
Six inches? Eight inches?
Photos taken 5-8-2000 and copyright, and text copyright ©
2000 by Craig C. Dremann, The Reveg Edge, Box 361, Redwood City,
CA 94064 650-325-7333
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