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Accession Number PB2013-100499
Title Guide to Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 160p
Personal Author C. F. Miller P. R. Salon
Abstract This guide covers some factors to consider when planning and implementing critical area seedings and conservation plantings in the Northeast U.S., Figure 1b. It discusses the differences between critical area stabilization, conservation plantings and restoration with an emphasis on critical area stabilization. The use of native species, diversity, and concern for the spread of invasive species is emphasized. It points out the importance of soils, soil organic matter and maintaining soil quality as an integral part of all conservation plantings. It addresses the use of structural erosion and water control measures where needed to facilitate successful weeding and planting. It stresses mulching as an integral part of most critical area seedings and plantings. This guide is divided into sections based on the steps in conducting conservation plantings starting with planning, selecting material, purchasing plant materials, and finally to installing the seeding or planting.
Keywords Grasses
Invasive species
Natural resource conservation
Restoration planning
Soil erosion
Species diversity
Water management
Weed control

Source Agency Natural Resources Conservation Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
57C - Botany
57H - Ecology
98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
Corporate Author Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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