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Our most trusted and recommended sources

The sources on this page are among the best available. We use them weekly, if not daily. They were written by top experts in their respective fields. The material represents nearly a century of field and lab work.

INTERMOUNTAIN  PLANTING  GUIDE

Intermountain Planting Guide

An informative, authoritative and trusted guide for Intermountain West planting. Features seed selection, establishment and management advise for both irrigated and Dryland species. Contains characteristics and specific planting instructions for over 100 native and introduced species commonly used in the Intermountain West. Published by the USDA-ARS-Forage and Research Lab, Logan, Utah.

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VOLUME 1 - COOL SEASON

Grasses for the Northern Plains

Volume 1 - Cool Season. The definitive manual for understanding the growth patterns, forage characteristics and wildlife values of grasses for the Northern Plains. Valuable information for other ecoregions as well. Published by the NRCS and NDSU Extension Service at North Dakota State University.

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VOLUME 2 - WARM SEASON

Grasses for the Northern Plains

Volume II - Warm Season. The definitive manual for understanding the growth patterns, forage characteristics and wildlife values of warm season grasses for the Northern Plains. Valuable information for other ecoregions as well. Published by the NRCS and NDSU Extension Service at North Dakota State University.

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VOLUME 1

Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands

Volume 1 - Chapters 1-17, Index. The most comprehensive and in-depth volume ever written on restoring rangelands. This series covers everything from the earliest history of reclamation to collecting your own seed. We recommend downloading all three volumes - they are best utilized in concert with each other. Written and compiled by a who's-who list of experts in dozens of fields.

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VOLUME 2

Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands

Volume 2 - Chapters 18-23, Index. The most comprehensive and in-depth volume ever written on restoring rangelands. This series covers everything from the earliest history of reclamation to collecting your own seed. We recommend downloading all three volumes - they are best utilized in concert with each other. Written and compiled by a who's-who list of experts in dozens of fields.

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VOLUME 3

Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands

Volume 3 - Chapters 24-29, Appendices, Index. The most comprehensive and in-depth volume ever written on restoring rangelands. This series covers everything from the earliest history of reclamation to collecting your own seed. We recommend downloading all three volumes - they are best utilized in concert with each other. Written and compiled by a who's-who list of experts in dozens of fields.

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POISONOUS PLANTS

Plants Poisonous to Livestock in the Western States

Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. This book highlights over 30 problematic species, complete with photos, drawings, maps, taxonomy and identification information.

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SEEDS OF THE GREAT BASIN

Guidebook to the Seeds of Native and Non-Native Grasses, Forbs and Shrubs of the Great Basin

This seed and plant guide contains descriptions of almost 250 native and non-native (introduced) plants and seeds used by the U. S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Great Basin region of Oregon-Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and California.

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