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Site Preparation 

Prepare the Site for Revegetation

  • Redistribute soil materials in a manner similar to the original vertical profile
    • Photographs of soil horizons 
  • Provide suitable surface and subsurface physical, chemical, and biological properties to support the long-term establishment and viability of the desired plant community
    • Microsite topography, erosion control
    • Chemical characteristics favorable to plant establishment and growth
      • Soil nutrients
        • NPK, Ca, S, MG
        • C- and N-cycling
        • Artificial fertilization
    • Chemical characteristics unfavorable to plant establishment and growth
      • Salts
      • Wastes (oil, chemicals, etc.)
    • Soil fauna favorable to plant establishment and growth
    • Organic material
    • Blank Bulk Seed Calculator
  • Protect seed and seedling establishment
    • Restrict human activities on reclaimed sites (road barriers, etc.)
    • Weed control activities
    • Restrict livestock and wildlife activities on reclaimed sites
      • Fencing
      • Grazing management
    • Artificial structures to shelter seedlings, container stock/transplanted materials