Increasing Native Diversity of Cheatgrass-Dominated Rangeland through Assisted Succession

Cox, R.D. and V.J. Anderson

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Increasing attention, resources and efforts are being focused on the conversion of weedy dominated rangelands back to perennial plant communities that resemble pre-disturbance communities in form, function and composition. Native grasses and shrubs emerged in greater numbers on treatments established on the crested wheatgrass matrix than on those established on the cheatgrass matrix. Perhaps in general, but especially in years with normal or below average precipitation, the assisted succession approach proved successful for restoration of native sagebrush-grassland steppe from cheatgrass range.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Rangeland Ecology and Management