Establishing Native Plant Communities

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Establishing Native Plant Communities will help in planning or implementing a native plant re-vegetation project.
Information on:
    • planning: setting goals, disturbance types, site location and conditions, land use planning, revegetation methods, salvaging materials, the availability of materials and purchasing materials
    • field operations: site preparation, seeding, planting and ensuring establishment
    • site management and assessment: weed control, maintenance and site protection, while the assessment section looks at record keeping, rare plant mitigation and evaluating site success
Over 100 colour photos and useful appendices.

93 pages


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  • Goals for pre-development revegetation planning
  • Disturbance types
  • Site location
  • Site conditions
  • Land use planning
  • Other sources of information for planning revegetation
  • End land-use
  • Revegetation methods
  • Native plant species composition
  • Salvaging native plant materials
  • Commercially available native plant material
  • Purchasing native plant material
Field Operations
  • Site preparation
  • Seeding
  • Planting
  • Ensuring establishment success
  • Managing an established plant community to meet the project objectives
    Monitoring and Assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Rare plant mitigation monitoring
  • Evaluating the success of revegetation on other sites
  • The future


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This information published to the web on January 24, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 23, 2019.