Importance of the Soil Seed Bank and Approaches for its Activation in the Joiner Gulch Area
The Joiner Gulch area has been impacted by land clearing and from wind-borne contamination from copper smelting occurring from the 1880s through to the 1970s. Today, the area is characterized by great erosive forces because of the lack of vegetation establishment despite previous restoration efforts by the Big Hole Watershed Committee. This presentation is going to demonstrate the potentials the impacted area has for natural recovery by revealing the soil seed bank, the most important resource for resiliency. Moreover the speaker is evaluating the applied restoration efforts regarding their efficacy to activate the seed bank.
Osabutey, Augustina Kwesie, "Importance of the Soil Seed Bank and Approaches for its Activation in the Joiner Gulch Area" (2019). Guest Lectures. 81.