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Compilation of BLM Monitoring Reports Assessing Post Wildfire Seeding of Rangelands, 2001-2009


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Pyke, D.A. and Wirth, T.A. 2017, Compilation of BLM Monitoring Reports Assessing Post Wildfire Seeding of Rangelands, 2001-2009: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Post-fire rehabilitation seeding in the U.S. Intermountain West, primarily conducted by the Bureau of Land Management, is designed to reduce the risk of erosion and weed invasion while increasing desirable plant cover. Seeding effectiveness is typically monitored for three years following treatment, after which a closeout report is prepared. We evaluated 220 third-year closeout reports describing 214 aerial and 113 drill seedings implemented after wildfires from 2001 through 2006. Each treatment was assigned a qualitative success rating of good, fair, poor, or failure based on information in the reports. Seeding success varied by both treatment (aerial or drill) and year. Aerial seedings were rated 13.6% good, 18.3% fair, 29.6% poor, [...]


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David A. Pyke, Troy A. Wirth
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FRESC Metadata Coordinator
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

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We reviewed closeout reports from 2001-2009 to conduct a meta-analysis of seeding after wildfires to determine if seedings may (1) protect ecosystems against soil erosion and (2) reduce invasion or abundance of undesirable nonnative plant species.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7445JPQ

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