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Terrestrial Ecosystems and Restoration Science Project


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Rob Massatti, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey.


As restoration needs for natural landscapes grow due to higher frequency and/or intensity disturbances, pressure from invasive species, and impacts resulting from changing climates, considerable time and resources are being invested to guide the development and deployment of native plant materials (NPMs). Across lower elevations of the Colorado Plateau, a region composed primarily of public land where arid conditions make restoration especially challenging, NPM coordination has been spearheaded the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program (CPNPP) since 2009. To help CPNPP achieve its vision of healthy and resilient native plant communities, the Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) has provided scientific [...]

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