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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Propagating Desert Plants
Carol Miller and Mark Holden
1992: Fallen Leaf Lake, CA
In the mid 1980's, arid land restoration was
considered unfeasible by many in the National Park Service. A
major road work proposal in Joshua Tree National Monument
(henceforth JTNM) alarmed the Resources Management Division
because it did not include mitigation for vegetation damage
caused by the construction. We began pioneering methods
and practices for desert plant propagation to mitigate these
concerns. In the end, our procedures have proven useful to
others revegetating disturbed lands.
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