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Abstract of TERP Project #0-24

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Selection and propagation of native plants for ecosystem restoration - course modules (ER) 338B

Author(s): Costanzo, Brenda; Dick, John H.
Imprint: Victoria, B.C. Restoration of Natural Systems Program, University of Victoria, 2002
Subject: Restoration Ecology, British Columbia, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration Program Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program


A course curriculum was developed and offered to UVic students regarding the selection and propagation of native plants for ecosystem restoration. This project was created to address the shortage of native plant species and provenances for various restoration projects. The course demonstrated: 1. selection criteria for native plant materials to meet a range of ecosystem restoration objectives; 2. practical plant propagation techniques with an emphasis on species and provenances occurring in the common biogeoclimatic zones and ecotypes of Southern Vancouver Island. The course curriculum covered general selection criteria for native plants in restoration projects, and introduction to common nursery and greenhouse facilities and their use, and plant propagation techniques for a range of selected native plan species. Experience gained in developing the full-credit course (ER 338B) may be applied to the preparation of short courses, workshops, and simple handbooks on plant selection and propagation.
Project Name: The Selection and Propagation of Native Plants for Ecosystem Restoration, with Special Reference to Southern Vancouver Island, #0-24
Project Proponent: Restoration of Natural Systems Program, University of Victoria
Key Words: Native plants, plant propagation, plant salvage, plant nursery

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