Our team provides regular maintenance over a three to five.
in restoration (Goodson et al.; Richter and Stromberg; Holmes and Cowling ). Nutrient availability may also inﬂuence vegetation establishment after woody plant removal especially in arid region ecosystems where shrubs may concen-trate nutrients and moisture around them (Schade and Hobbie; Klemmedson and Tiedemann ). Millions of acres of shrub-grassland ecosystems are in need of restoration in the western United States. For lands degraded by invasive annual grasses, we have been studying best management practices for restoring ecosystem function through using either native or introduced plant species.
On lands with degraded herbaceous layers, we are attempting to restore grasses and forbs without destroying the shrubs.
Regular site inspection and monitoring by Cardno staff throughout the growing season allows us to gauge native plant density and composition, and provide a rapid response to undesirable weeds, herbivore predation, or lack of adequate moisture Water control and temporary irrigation is sometimes necessary during periods of drought, and especially during the first growing season.
Proper use of herbicides is an important tool for ecosystem restoration. In particular it is useful for the removal of invasive plants such as autumn olive. Invasive plants are typically alien plants or selected varieties of native plants that out-compete native plants. Autumn olive for example was first released for use as a wildlife shrub. At Semper Fi, ecological restoration is of utmost importance and requires a patient, adaptive approach.
Woody Shrub Removal Woody shrub removal is used for sites with trees and shrubs that provide insufficient fuel for prescribed fire and where canopy shading has suppressed the ground layer vegetation.
It connects society with nature by engaging in the recovery of degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems. These ecosystems include wetland, prairie, woodland, savanna, and riparian areas. Semper Fi restores land back to its natural habitat through a variety of practices including, prescribed burn management, removing Location: Deer Street, Yorkville, Ecosystem and Restoration Consequences of Invasive Woody Species Removal in Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest Rebecca Ostertag,1 Susan Cordell,2 Jene´ Michaud,3 T.
Colleen Cole,2 Jodie R. Schulten,1 Keiko M. Publico,1 and Jaime H. Enoka1 1Department of Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HawaiiUSA; 2Institute of Paciﬁc Islands Forestry, USDA Forest.
riparian restoration to support important ecosystem functions and reduce non‐native invasibility. Ligustrum sinense (Chinese privet) is a very common invasive non‐native shrub in the region. Arundinaria gigantea (giant cane) is a native bamboo species thatAuthor: Michael Osland.