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October 20 - Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance

  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Putah Creek Reserve, UC Davis

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Field Practices: Hands-on Restoration Implementation and Maintenance

This Friday! October 20, 2017


Following the Nuts and Bolts of Restoration and Revegetation workshop we held earlier this year, this outdoor workshop will show attendees how to do site preparation, implementation, and maintenance for their grasslands restoration projects. Attendees will work with a range of equipment for tilling, seeding and maintenance and will learn how to calibrate various seeding implements. If time and weather allow, instructors may conduct a small burn as well as a short visit to an existing grassland at the end of the day. 

Experienced experts will topics covered:

  • Soil preparation, including morning talk by UC Davis Soil Scientist Vic Claassen
  • Seed selection, with native grass seed samples
  • Grass plug planting
  • Seed drilling and broadcast seeding using Truax equipment
  • Maintenance: mowing, grazing, burning, spraying, etc.

Instructors:

  • 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
Registration fee includes morning refreshments and workshop materials. Bring your own lunch or pre-order through CNGA on registration form.. 
Note: This workshop focuses on small to large scale restoration projects. It does not focus on landscape design, implementation and maintenance. 




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