ARI Project: 00-05-009 | Funding Round: Round 1 (1999-2000)  | Start Date: 07/01/2000  | Status: Completed

Enhancement of Plant Establishment in Restoration Sites

ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Research Focus Area: Biodiversity
Project Personnel: Director: Delwiche, Patricia A.
Co-Investigator: Hooper, Julie
Co-Investigator: Williams, Kelly, Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office
ARI Allocation: $6,933.00
Match Donors: $7,554.00 - Bureau of Land Management
$3,500.00 - Circuit Riders Productions
Total Funding: $17,987.00

Project Objective: To investigate factors that are thought to be significant in successful establishment of native plants in riparian areas. These factors include irrigation management, browsing control, and weed control. Results could assist with more economical restoration of riparian lands.

Project Abstract: Riparian forests are an important natural resource in the Sacramento River Valley. They have been described as the most biologically rich area in California. The blocks of riparian forest remaining along the Sacramento River are relatively small patches of willow thickets, dense cottonwood stands, valley-oak forest and open meadows. This patchwork, even though it is drastically reduced in extent from what once was, provides habitat for many different kinds of wildlife. The objective of this project is to investigate factors that are thought to be significant in successful establishment of native plants in riparian areas. These factors include irrigation management, browsing control, and weed control. Results could assist with more economical restoration of riparian lands.

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