University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension bulletin explains using native plants, adapted seed sources for reclamation

seed coverA new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension addresses using native plants and adapted seed sources to help reclaim severely disturbed lands.

Native plants represent key resources for restoration of ecosystem functions and wildland health, state authors assistant professor and extension restoration ecologist Kristina Hufford and Rachel Mealor, extension range specialist, both in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

“Successful Restoration of Severely Disturbed Lands: Native Plants and Adapted Seeds for Reclamation,” B-1256, includes resources for the selection of native plant species and appropriate seed sources for revegetation of degraded lands in the state and region.

“This bulletin addresses questions we’ve received during workshops about the selection of native plant species and the use of different seed sources in land reclamation and restoration,” said Hufford, who also participates in the School of Energy Resources.

The bulletin is available for free download by going to http://www.uwyo.edu/ces and clicking Publications in the left-hand column, then typing B-1256 in the search field.

For more information, contact Hufford at 307-766-5587 or at khufford@uwyo.edu.