Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens): Section 7.5.3, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A plant materials report on fourwing saltbush atriplex canescens is provided as Section 7.5.3 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Topics covered include description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Fourwing saltbush is a semievergreen shrub that is widely distributed in the Western United States. Saltbush provides important forage and cover for wildlife, and plants are used for windbreak plantings, erosion control, restoration of big game winter range, and reclamation of disturbed lands. The distribution and diagnostic characteristics of fourwing saltbush are described, and habitat requirements and adaptations are discussed. Procedures for site selection, site preparation, propagule selection, and planting are given under the heading Establishment. Maintenance requirements and tolerances to land management practices are discussed.
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