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Title: Winterfat (Ceratoides lanata) : Section 7.5.2, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Colorado State University.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Wasser, Clinton H.
Dittberner, Phillip L.
Keywords: Winterfat
Ceratoides lanata
Plant materials
White sage
Winter sage
Habitat manipulation
Wildlife foods
Big game management
Range management
Browse plants
Wildlife cover
Environmental management
Habitat improvement
Issue Date: Jul-1986
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-26.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A plant materials report on winterfat (Ceratoides lanata) is provided as Section 7.5.2 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual, The report was prepared as a guide to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Major topics covered for winterfat are description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Winterfat is a native perennial shrub that occurs in extensive rangelands in the West. Diagnostic characteristics and ecotypic variation in winterfat are described, and the species distribution is given. Habitat adaptations are discussed, and soil and moisture requirements are described. Benefits of planting winterfat for wildlife are addressed. Guidelines are provided for site selection, site preparation, propagule selection, and planting methods. Seeding techniques for rangeland plantings are described, and components of seed mixtures are given. Tolerances to grazing, browsing, burning, and competition are discussed.
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