Keys View Road in Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR) was recently repaved, resulting in a buffer of vegetation and soil disturbance along the road corridor. In order to mitigate the effects of the repaving, JOTR designed an experimental framework to test various revegetation strategies. They outplanted salvaged and nursery grown native plant species in conjunction with vertical mulch in a fully crossed design (outplanting only, vertical mulch only, outplanting + vertical mulch, bare ground) to examine if any of the treatments most efficiently establish native plant communities.
Desert plants; Endemic plants; Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.); Restoration ecology; Road work zones – Environmental aspects
Desert Ecology | Natural Resources and Conservation | Other Earth Sciences | Other Environmental Sciences
Abella, S. R.,
Engel, E. C.
Evaluating efficacy of restoration techniques, Keys View Road reconstruction, Joshua Tree National Park, California, U.S.A.
Mojave Applied Ecology Notes, 3(2),