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Title: Wilderness and backcountry site restoration guide

Author: Therrell, Lisa; Cole, David; Claassen, Victor; Ryan, Chris; Davies, Mary Ann

Date: 2006

Source: Tech. Rep. 0623-2815-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 394 p

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: This comprehensive guide focuses on restoration of small-scale impact caused by human actions in wilderness and backcountry areas. The guide's goals are to: 1) Help practitioners develop plans that thoroughly address the question of whether site restoration is the best management action and, if so, develop a site-specific restoration plan that incorporates ecological concepts and addresses patterns of human use. 2) Provide the latest information on site-specific restoration techniques, including site preparation, soil amendments, planting, mulching, and so forth. 3) Explore the various methods of plant propagation both on and off a restoration site. 4) Provide approaches for project monitoring and documentation.

Keywords: bioengineering, cultural methods, disturbed land, disturbed soils, erodible soils, erosion, genetic diversity, genetics, handtools, monitoring, mulch, native plants, nurseries, philosophy, planning, planting, propagation, propagation materials, regulations, research, rooting, seed collection, seeds, soil amendments, soil physical properties, soils, tools, transplants, Western United States, wilderness management

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Therrell, Lisa ; Cole, David ; Claassen, Victor ; Ryan, Chris ; Davies, Mary Ann 2006. Wilderness and backcountry site restoration guide. Tech. Rep. 0623-2815-MTDC. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 394 p

 


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