Establishing Native Vegetation on Conserved Lands: Meadows, Shrublands, & Woodlands

Once land is legally preserved from development, how can it be affordably and easily managed for ecological services as well visual character? By integrating ecological restoration techniques with cultural landscape preferences, land stewards can ensure properties have tangible value to community members while also possessing high-quality, resilient natural systems. Using case studies from both small and large settings, this lecture illustrates concrete, reliable management practices based on ecological principles, known cultural landscape preferences, and proven restoration techniques. Emphasis is also placed on how to recruit native plant communities and maximize plant colonization, natural succession, and disturbance events to save funds and labor.