Posted on May 10, 2013 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
CSR’s CEO Steve Paulsen presented “Oil and Gas Restoration, Challenges with Native Seed” at the 2013 National Native Seed Conference last month in New Mexico.
On public lands Oil and Gas producers are expected to hold the line with the Washington mandate of Native only restoration. This has proven to be a challenge in many respects. This talk focused on Native seed and the difficulties industry is faced with in obtaining appropriate volumes and species for its restoration needs.
Native seed diversity and Native seed availability are uniquely challenged with the scope and scale of surface disturbance that needs to be reclaimed annually. Steve addressed those challenges, and the logistical and economic issues that prevent seed producers from meeting the market demand.
“The National Native Seed Conference was a great benefit to all parties involved with collection, production, sale, and even installation of Native Seeds globally. This was a very worthwhile venue and one I look forward to attending again.” -Steven Paulsen
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Posted on April 12, 2013 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
The CSR Team is currently working on a sage grouse habitat enhancement project north of Elko, NV. This 2 year commitment will include installation of over 70,000 sagebrush plants. Vexar Compostable Knitted Netting is included with each planting as browse protection.
Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest grouse in North America, where it is known as the Greater Sage-Grouse. This species is a permanent resident. Some move short distances to lower elevations for winter. These birds forage on the ground. They mainly eat sagebrush, also insects and other plants. Sage Grouse do not have a muscular crop and are not able to digest hard seeds like other grouse. They nest on the ground under sagebrush or grass patches. (wiki)
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Posted on March 22, 2013 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Camel’s Back Park, in Boise Idaho, is a park that gets loved to death -literally. CSR has helped in the restoration of the many (non-designated) trails that map this beautiful park. When folks wander off the already designated trails, they encourage more erosion, stunting the restoration efforts put in place.
Please help us keep this park beautiful, and habitat rich, by staying on the trail.
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Posted on February 21, 2013 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Conservation Seeding and Restoration, Inc. is happy to announce that we have recently been awarded a sagebrush planting contract north of Elko, Nevada. This project calls for over 72,000 sagebrush species to be grown-out and installed over a two year time-frame.
Sagebrush species will be planted in prime Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) areas to increase the habitat potential and meet off-site mitigation requirements. The project involves various agencies such as the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Elko District of the US Bureau of Land Management, as well as private companies.
CSR is proud to take part in this valuable and worthwhile replanting project!
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Posted on January 2, 2013 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
In the late summer of 2012, CSR began monitoring over 100 new reclamation sites in the Uintah Basin. The collected data, both qualitative and quantitative, informs the reclamation process for the oil and gas industry.
qualitative measures: permanent photo points, site ecology, site contouring, seral stage, undesirable species occurrence, and erosion features.
quantitative measures: basal cover, shrub and forb density, functional group & species composition, surface disturbance area.
Click here to learn more about the environmental services we offer.
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Posted on December 14, 2012 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Although Vexar Compostable Knitted Netting is made of photodegradable plastic, the BLM in Wyoming requested the removal of vexar along 22 miles of the Ruby ROW.
Vexar is used for browse protection when installing young native plants. After time, the roots of the plant have grown deep enough to withstand being pulled up by wildlife.
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Posted on December 6, 2012 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
CSR recently completed work on a restoration site near Duchesne, Utah. This site was an exploratory well and had been abandoned. It has extensive rilling (erosion) on slopes and also has a prolific population of houndstongue, a listed noxious weed in Utah. CSR installed straw wattles to minimize erosion and will return in 2013 to reduce the population of houndstongue.
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Posted on November 16, 2012 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
This past October, the CSR Colorado crew began two cheatgrass spraying projects. This marks phase 1 in a revegetation plan targeting mule deer and elk winter range improvements. We will be working with the local BLM Biologist to seed native species in the spring of 2013, as well as complete mastication of young Juniper and Pinyon Pine trees.
Little Alkali Creek was challenging due to its cliff walls and multiple rock outcropping, we implemented three types of spray equipment to gain effective coverage. Our tractor and PTO spray tank was essential in the rough terrain and tall sagebrush.
Samson Mesa posed additional challenges in that we had to treat similar terrain while changing our application methods for the BLM archaeologist and wildlife biologist to treat culturally sensitive areas and protect historic Native American Sites.
CSR is not an herbicide spray company. The services we offer do not revolve around chemical applications, but rather the restoration of native plant habitats. When we do use herbicides we treat weeds only so that native grasses and plants can establish themselves and out-compete weeds for water, light, nutrients, and space.
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Posted on October 30, 2012 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Conservation Seeding and Restoration Inc can fill all of your native plants needs. From collection and propagation, to installation and stewardship, we’ve got you covered!
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Posted on October 29, 2012 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Bitterbrush planting from our spring 2012 installation.
The CSR team was in Oregon this month completing stream restoration work along the Ruby Pipeline. Seven individual areas were targeted for additional restoration: native seed installation and soil incorporation for erosion control and stabilization; removal and rearrangement of rocks for fish passage; various trash removal; regrading rills and repairing waterbars; and installing straw wattles where necessary.
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