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Project ID: 08-2-1-11

Year: 2008

Date Started: 06/01/2008

Date Completed: 04/16/2010

Title: Post-Wildfire Seeding in Forests of the Intermountain West: Trends, Costs, Effectiveness, Use of Native Seed

Project Proposal Abstract: We propose to address Joint Fire Sciences AFP 2008-2 Task 1, Topic 1: post-fire stabilization, rehabilitation, or restoration. We will follow the methodology of a systematic review to develop a thorough synthesis of existing information on post-wildfire seeding. The specific topics are: (1) trends in seeding over time: changes in area and amounts of seed used, seed sources, species selected: (2) costs per acre seeded, costs associated with alternative seeding technologies, cost-benefit analyses; (3) effects: measures of success, monitoring projects, effects of seeding vs. natural regeneration; (4) native seeds: native species were rarely used for post-fire rehabilitation in the past, but recent policy and legal guidelines support an increasing role of natives. Managers using this synthesis will be interested in data on native species sources, costs, and effectiveness. Natives will treated as a separate category for analysis in all of the topics of the synthesis document and studies on native species seeding will be highlighted. Data sources will include publications (scientific and ?gray? literature), agency reports, especially BAER reports, and interview and survey methods focusing on managers representing a variety of resource disciplines as well as producers and distributors of native and non-native seeds. Managers will help design and interpret the synthesis approach. Deliverables include written, DVD, on-line, and in-person transfer of knowledge.

Principal Investigator: Peter Z. Fule

Agency/Organization: Northern Arizona University

Branch or Dept: School of Forestry

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Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Molly E. Hunter

University of Arizona-Tucson

School of Natural Resources & the Environment

Co-Principal Investigator

Carolyn H. Sieg

Forest Service

RMRS-Southwest Forest Science Complex

Federal Cooperator

Carolyn H. Sieg

Forest Service

RMRS-Southwest Forest Science Complex

Project Locations



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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   3041 Journal Article Forest Ecology and Management
  go to website 1175 Website  
    5940 Invited Paper/Presentation Invited speaker and panelist, National Native Seed Conference

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