Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-060

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Continued Monitoring of Native Plant Seed Production and Revegetation Trials

Author(s): Burton, Philip (Symbios Research and Restoration)
Subject: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecology, Forestry
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

Seed production plots and trials established under the Forest Renewal B.C. Research Program from 1997 to 1999 will be maintained and monitored for another year. Selected species of native grasses, sedges, legumes, and other forbs are grown in cultivation for enhanced seed production. Survivorship and seed yields of the original plantings will be monitored to help complete the story (already documented for 7 species) for approximately 10 more species. A revegetation experiment was established in 1999 and 2000, testing a range of native plant seeding densities, sowing times, and fertilization for establishment of a native plant mixture. This experiment has been repeated at 6 locations across northwestern B.C., and has been monitored for 3 growing seasons. A fourth season of monitoring will evaluate trends in plant cover, community composition, litter production, erosion, and the inhibition of exotic plant invasion and natural succession


For further information, please contact Philip Burton, Symbios Research and Restoration (symbios@shaw.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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