Coarse Woody Material

Coarse Woody Material

Research shows that the simple act of leaving woody material on oil and gas sites introduces microsites and variability onto reclaimed sites. These microsites serve as critical habitat for a range of native plant species, seedlings, and microorganisms that are essential for the regeneration of forests. Woody material can also provide habitat for forest insects and mammals, and play a key role in nutrient cycles over time. Thus, woody materials represent a significant opportunity.

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External Documents

Managing Woody Materials on Industrial Sites

A Visual Guide to Handling Wood Materials For Forested Land Reclamation

Linear Restoration Tools and Research Initiatives

Footprint Characterization: A Focus for Landscape Management