Special or alternative techniques for revegetation, as defined in this manual, use materials other than seed to provide a vegetative cover. Usually, these techniques rely on vegetative cuttings, sprigs, or transplanting procedures.
These alternatives should be carefully assessed prior to implementation. Costs can be considerably higher than seeding. However, in certain circumstances, these alternatives will provide the best results.
Figure 5: Totes of Arctophila fulva (arctic pendant grass), an emergent grass species, researched by the Plant Materials Center for potential value as a habitat enhancement species. This was one of the few species used in transplanting trials.
Figure 6: A site on Shemya Island where sand erosion was controlled with beach wildrye transplants and seeded grasses, photographed in May 1987.
Figure 7: The same site on Shemya Island in September 1988.
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