Ecological restoration utilizes a variety of strategies, including the removal of non-native species and weeds, the re-vegetation of disturbed areas, and the re-introduction of native species.
The Osoyoos Desert Society is carrying out a study to determine the best native species to use for seeding disturbed areas. Seeds are collected locally and broadcast-seeded in a degraded area near the Desert Centre’s interpretive building. Species selected for the native seed mix include sand dropseed, pasture sage, yarrow, needle-and-thread grass, red three-awn, junegrass, Sandberg’s bluegrass, wooly plantain, brown-eyed susan and golden aster.
Our thanks to 2020 Seed Labs Inc. for donating seed testing services for the study.