The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands / Edition 2

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands / Edition 2

by Stephen Packard
     
 

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world.

Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning to

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The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world.

Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning to execution and monitoring. Appendixes present hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection dates, propagation methods, sources of seeds and equipment, and more. Also included is a key to restoration options that provides detailed instructions for specific types of projects and a comprehensive glossary of restoration terms.

Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook explores a myriad of restoration philosophies and techniques and is an essential resource for anyone working to nurture our oncevibrant native landscapes back to a state of health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597260343
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/02/2005
Series:
Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
700,517
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Perspective�
Acknowledgments
1Orchards of Oak and a Sea of Grass3
2Prairie Underground23
3Planning a Restoration31
4Restoration Options47
5Restoring Remnants63
6Restoring Populations of Rare Plants89
7Obtaining and Processing Seeds99
8Tips for Gathering Individual Species127
9Designing Seed Mixes135
10Seed Treatment and Propagation Methods151
11Interseeding163
12Plowing and Seeding193
13Hand-Planted Prairies217
14Conducting Burns223
15Summer Fires245
16Controlling Invasive Plants251
17Monitoring Vegetation279
18Insects305
19Amphibians and Reptiles319
20Birds327
21Bison339
App. AVascular Plants of Midwestern Tallgrass Prairies351
App. BTerrestrial Vertebrates of Tallgrass Prairies401
App. CCross-References for Plant Names415
App. DPublications on Natural Communities of the Tallgrass Region427
App. ESources of Seeds and Equipment437
App. FRestoration Contacts443
Contributors445
Index451

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