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UW Extension Bulletin Explains Using Native Plants, Adapted Seed Sources for Reclamation

July 15, 2014

Using native plants and adapted seed sources to help reclaim severely disturbed lands is the subject of a new bulletin from University of Wyoming Extension.

Native plants represent key resources for restoration of ecosystem functions and wildland health, say authors Kristina Hufford, assistant professor and extension restoration ecologist; and Rachel Mealor, extension range specialist, both in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

“Successful Restoration of Severely Disturbed Lands: Native Plants and Adapted Seeds for Reclamation,” B-1256, offers resources for selecting native plant species and appropriate seed sources to revegetate degraded lands in the state and region.

The bulletin is available for free download by going to and clicking Publications in the left-hand column, then typing B-1256 in the search field.

"This bulletin addresses questions we've received during workshops about the selection of native plant species and the use of different seed sources in land reclamation and restoration," says Hufford, who also is an assistant professor with the UW School of Energy Resources.

For more information, contact Hufford at (307) 766-5587 or email

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