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|Title:||Native plant material sources for wetland establishment : freshwater case studies|
|Authors:||Wetlands Research Program (U.S.)|
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: Native plants are desirable materials for wetland establishment because they are diverse and adapted to local environments. While information is readily available for commercially available plant material, little information is available about plant material collected from native wetlands. The objectives of this report are to discuss conditions under which it is appropriate to use native sources of plant material and to present three case studies that demonstrate techniques for collection of establishment of native wetland plant material. Advantages and disadvantages of using native versus commercially available plant material are discussed. Guidance is provided for collecting and handling native plant materials. The case studies illustrate several handling techniques. Case Study #1 is from a reservoir called L-Lake on the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina. Native plants were collected from a nearby reservoir and planted in appropriate hydrologic zones along the L-Lake shoreline. Case Study #2 demonstrates the use of wetland organic soils as topsoil to rapidly establish diverse vegetation in a created wetland located in Charlotte County, Florida. Case Study #3 uses a variety of methods including seed collection, transplants, and sodmat transfers to establish native vegetation of an endemic wet prairie community near Eugene, Oregon.
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|