Native Grass Community Management Plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation

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Land managers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in East Tennessee are restoring native warm-season grasses and wildflowers to various sites across the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Some of the numerous benefits to planting native grasses and forbs include improved habitat quality for wildlife, improved aesthetic values, lower long-term maintenance costs, and compliance with Executive Order 13112 (Clinton 1999). Challenges to restoring native plants on the ORR include the need to gain experience in establishing and maintaining these communities and the potentially greater up-front costs of getting native grasses established. The goals of the native grass program ... continued below

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Ryon, Michael G; Parr, Patricia Dreyer & Cohen, Kari June 1, 2007.

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Land managers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in East Tennessee are restoring native warm-season grasses and wildflowers to various sites across the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Some of the numerous benefits to planting native grasses and forbs include improved habitat quality for wildlife, improved aesthetic values, lower long-term maintenance costs, and compliance with Executive Order 13112 (Clinton 1999). Challenges to restoring native plants on the ORR include the need to gain experience in establishing and maintaining these communities and the potentially greater up-front costs of getting native grasses established. The goals of the native grass program are generally outlined on a fiscal-year basis. An overview of some of the issues associated with the successful and cost-effective establishment and maintenance of native grass and wildflower stands on the ORR is presented in this report.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2007/038
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/930916 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 930916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc892957

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  • June 1, 2007

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Ryon, Michael G; Parr, Patricia Dreyer & Cohen, Kari. Native Grass Community Management Plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation, report, June 1, 2007; [Tennessee]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892957/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.