Comparing Three Common Seeding Techniques for Pipeline Vegetation Restoration: A Case Study in South Texas

Pawelek, Keith A.
Smith, Forrest S.
Falk, Anthony D.
Clayton, Megan K.
Haby, Kason W.
Rankin, Dale W.
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground•With energy production expanding in the UnitedStates, rangelands are increasingly being affected.•We studied three different reseeding techniques forpipeline rights of way restoration on rangelandsimpacted by energy development in the Eagle FordShale play of south Texas.•Techniques studied were 1) broadcast seeding,2) no-till drill seeding, and 3) hydroseeding.•Using ecotypic native seed mixes, we found that allseeding techniques resulted in successful restorationof rights of ways.•We are working to inform landowners, oil and gasoperators, and rangeland professionals of our findings.Keywords: ecotypic native seeds, pipeline reseeding,hydroseeding, no-till drill seeding, broadcast seeding,oil and gas, Eagle Ford Shale, south Texas natives.
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Journal Issue/Article
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