Native Ground Cover Restoration (GCR)

In order to enhance wildlife habitat and ecosystem functions, the GCR program works to restore degraded habitat, pasture, and agricultural lands to native ground cover.

In order to enhance wildlife habitat and ecosystem functions, the Native Ground Cover Restoration program (GCR) works to restore degraded habitat, pasture, and agricultural lands to native ground cover.  Restoration depends on the complete removal of exotic grasses which is accomplished by disking the ground and applying multiple herbicide treatments. Removal treatments are followed by the establishment of native vegetation by planting seeds collected from a donor site.  Success of the project is evaluated on several factors including how well the native vegetation grows, the success in removing exotic vegetation, and encroachment of bahiagrass at the edges of restored areas.

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