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Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • UC Davis Putah Creek Reserve


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Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance

Following the Nuts and Bolts of Restoration workshop we held earlier this year, this workshop will show attendees how to do site preparation, implementation, and maintenance. 

Attendees will get to see pieces of equipment for tilling, seeding, and maintenance. We will also cover calibration of seeding implements and if allowed conduct a small burn. 

Topics covered:

  • Soil preparation (tilling, burning) including morning talk by UC Davis Soil Scientist Vic Claassen
  • Seed selection including seed samples from Hedgerow Farms
  • Grass plug planting
  • Seed drilling and broadcast seeding using Truax equipment
  • Maintenance: mowing, grazing, burning, spraying, etc.
Time and conditions allowed, a short visit to an existing grassland will be scheduled at the end of the day. 
CNGA Thanks Workshop Sponsor Truax Company, Inc. 
  • Vic Claassen, UC Davis Land, Air and Water Resources
  • JP Marié, UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve
  • Chris Rose, Solano Resource Conservation District
  • Bryan Young, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
Note: This workshop focuses on small to large scale restoration projects. It does not focus on landscape design, implementation and maintenance. For landscape information, see our New Front Yard series!

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