Natural methods of establishing native plants on arid rangelands

TitleNatural methods of establishing native plants on arid rangelands
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsBarrow J.R., Havstad K
EditorRoundy BA, E. McArthur D, Haley JS, Mann DK
Conference NameProceedings: Wildland Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium
VolumeGen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-315
Date PublishedOctober 19-21, 1
PublisherUSDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-315
Conference LocationLas Vegas, NV
Accession NumberJRN00190

Desertification of native rangelands is a global problem. Mechanical and chemical approaches to remediate these lands are not universally suitable or appropriate, and often times induce disturbances that escalate rather than resolve the trend. Therefore, we are proposing to utilize natural systems such as wind, water, or animals to disperse seeds of desirable native plant species. These methods would have minimal disturbance on native landscapes. Concepts of water and animal seed dispersal on arid rangelands are discussed.