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Native and Exotic Plants: Problematic Terminology

I have always taken terms like “native” and “exotic” for granted. Native species may be assigned ecological value, but it is what they reveal about our natural heritage that I have always valued more. As integral parts of my human … Continue reading

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Rough Thoughts on Restoration and Diversity from the Arid Grass and Sage

We live in a society that replaces craftsmanship and beauty with functionality. We don’t raise animals. We produce them by the tens of thousands inside walls, and then we thaw and heat them according to the instructions on the package. … Continue reading

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Seed source and moving up the hierarchy

Back during the winter of 2009-2010 I sowed restoration plots that consisted of twelve grassland species at three sites in three states. At each site I sowed the same species and the same weights of live seeds for each species, … Continue reading

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