Tallgrass Restoration Handbook For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands

ISBN-10: 1597260347

ISBN-13: 9781597260343

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world. Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning to execution and monitoring. Appendixes present hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection dates, propagation methods, sources of seeds and equipment, and more. Also included is a key to restoration options that provides detailed instructions for specific types of projects and a comprehensive glossary of restoration terms. Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook explores a myriad of restoration philosophies and techniques and is an essential resource for anyone working to nurture our oncevibrant native landscapes back to a state of health.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 7/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

William K. Jaeger is associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University.STEPHEN PACKARD is director of the Chicago Wilderness program of the National Audubon Society.

William R. Jordan IIIis Director of the New Academy for Nature and Culture and Co-director of DePaul University's Institute for Nature and Culture. He was senior editor of "Restoration Ecology: A Synthetic Approach to Ecological Research" (1987) and was founding editor of the journal "Ecological Restoration" and a founding member of the Society for Ecological Restoration.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Perspective
Acknowledgments
Orchards of Oak and a Sea of Grass
Prairie Underground
Planning a Restoration
Restoration Options
Restoring Remnants
Restoring Populations of Rare Plants
Obtaining and Processing Seeds
Tips for Gathering Individual Species
Designing Seed Mixes
Seed Treatment and Propagation Methods
Interseeding
Plowing and Seeding
Hand-Planted Prairies
Conducting Burns
Summer Fires
Controlling Invasive Plants
Monitoring Vegetation
Insects
Amphibians and Reptiles
Birds
Bison
Vascular Plants of Midwestern Tallgrass Prairies
Terrestrial Vertebrates of Tallgrass Prairies
Cross-References for Plant Names
Publications on Natural Communities of the Tallgrass Region
Sources of Seeds and Equipment
Restoration Contacts
Contributors
Index
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