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The material presented here focuses on native species and is the direct result of many years of work by employees of the Alaska Plant Materials Center.  Throughout the manual, links exist to take the user back to original project reports or related materials that further explain the process or study.

While the manual is not yet fully interactive, as seed and revegetation specifications are developed on-line, it will evolve into a one-stop source for native seed information and revegetation instructions.  The fully developed manual will include links to commercial seed inventories, helping the user to determine the availability of seed of any specific species and the quality of those seed lots in a Pure Live Seed format.  Alaska’s revegetation and restoration practitioners and seed producers can utilize this tool to plan projects with the best material and practices available.

As of 2007, the manual is firmly founded on the author’s twenty-eight years of experience with revegetation with native seed at the Alaska Plant Materials Center.  Timely updates will keep this document pertinent for future users in the dynamic art and science of revegetation.  

This manual is a compilation and modification of previously published manuals prepared by the Alaska Plant Materials Center and used by both the United States Air Force and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF).  The two original source manuals are:

A more recent reiteration of this information was published as:

  • 2001 Alaska Highway Drainage Manual—Chapter 16 Erosion and Sediment Control. 2001. State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

The text and charts are being reused and modified with consent from all previous authors and contributors.

This publication was financed with funds from the USDA, Cooperative State Research Extension and Education Service, transferred by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, to the Alaska Plant Materials Center in the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture.



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