Accession Number:

ADA171609

Title:

Environmental Impact Research Program. WINTERFAT (Ceratoides lanata). Section 7.5.2. US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A plant materials report on Winterfat Ceratoides lanata is provided as Section 7.5.2 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. Major topics covered for winterfat are description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife value, establishment, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Winterfat is a native perennial shrub that occurs in extensive rangelands in the West. Diagnostic characteristics and ecotypic variation in winterfat are described, and the species distribution is given. Habitat adaptations are discused, and soil and moisture requirements are described. Benefits of planting winterfat for wildlife are addressed. Guidelines are provided for site selection, site preparation, propagule selection, and planting methods. Seeding techniques for rangeland plantings are described, components of seed mixtures are given. Tolerances to grazing, browsing, burning, and competition are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE