Early Secondary Succession Following Restoration and Reseeding Treatments in Northern Arizona
CitationHessing, M. B., & Johnson, C. D. (1982). Early secondary succession following restoration and reseeding treatments in northern Arizona. Journal of Range Management, 35(5), 667-669.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractReseeding, with and without disc harrowing, building of water bars, and piling of slash on utility corridors (restoration), was studied on access roads and pylon sites following construction of the 500 kV Navajo Project Southern Transmission Line in 1973. Reseeding was not successful. Restoration either had no significant positive effect on revegetation or slowed plant succession in the following 4-year period, or had a deleterious effect on amount and quality of revegetation due to the destruction of climax vegetation which survived powerline construction.