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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Nursery Grown Plants for Wetland Mitigation Projects
Glenn A. Beagle
1993: St. Louis, MO
Constructed wetland ponds are being
utilized at Lone Peak State Nursery operated by the Utah Division of State Lands and Forestry to produce wetland plants for restoration projects. Restoration and creation of wetlands require a source of wetland obligate plant materials. Use of wetland filters in agricultural, urban and industrial applications provided a partnership to construct several sealed ponds. These ponds are treating water runoff from Lone Peak Nursery operations, filtering dissolved pollutants and providing a source of seed and methods for commercial production of Carex, Juncus, Scripus and Eleocharis plugs. As demand increases new infrastructure and methods of producing plants from seed germinants are being developed at Lone Peak Nursery.
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