TR 5 - Revegetation of Disturbed Surface Soils in Various Vegetation Ecosystems of the Piceance Basin, P.L. Simms and E.F. Redente, December 1974

Oil shale development in the Piceance Creek Basin of northwestern Colorado can bring about profound changes in both the vegetation and physiography of the area. These changes may have significant affects upon the wildlife population and livestock use within the basin if proper rehabilitation procedures are not followed. The objectives of this study were to determine which native and introduced species would be best suited for revegetation projects in each vegetation zone selected. Species were selected for purposes of protecting the soil from wind and water erosion and improving the habitat for large herbivores.