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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDUSAHEAD IN THE GREAT BASIN AND SURROUNDING ECOSYSTEMS Title: Revegetation Guidelines for the Great Basin: Considering Invasive Weeds

Authors
item Sheley, Roger
item Mangold, Jane -
item Goodwin, K -
item Marks, J -

Submitted to: Agricultural Research Service Publication
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2008
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/26761
Citation: Sheley, R.L., Mangold, J., Goodwin, K., Marks, J. 2008. Revegetation Guidelines for the Great Basin: Considering Invasive Weeds. Agricultural Research Service Publication. ARS-168

Interpretive Summary: Large portions of the Great Basin become degraded and disturbed every day due to natural and human-induced causes. Some disturbed areas may recover naturally in time, but other areas may never recover naturally because invasive weeds establish quickly and prevent native plants from establishing. Invasive weeds can potentially spread into adjacent, healthy landscapes where they can threaten local biodiversity, alter nutrient and water cycling, diminish wildlife and livestock forage, and increase soil erosion and stream sedimentation. This publication provides an indepth, step-by-step guide to the processes and procedures of establishing desired plant species in the Great Basin ecosystem.

Technical Abstract: Large portions of the Great Basin become degraded and disturbed every day due to natural and human-induced causes. Some disturbed areas may recover naturally in time, but other areas may never recover naturally because invasive weeds establish quickly and prevent native plants from establishing. Invasive weeds can potentially spread into adjacent, healthy landscapes where they can threaten local biodiversity, alter nutrient and water cycling, diminish wildlife and livestock forage, and increase soil erosion and stream sedimentation. This publication provides an indepth, step-by-step guide to the processes and procedures of establishing desired plant species in the Great Basin ecosystem.

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