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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Restoration of Glade and Grassland Communities at Crooked Creek Barrens State Nature Preserve, Lewis County, Kentucky
Year: 2005
Author(s): Skinner, D. L.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 4th Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 169
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Abstract: Crooked Creek Barrens State Nature Preserve is a 351-acre nature preserve in Lewis County, Kentucky. The preserve has 10 state-listed plant species and some small examples of high-quality glade and prairie communities. There are also large areas of degraded and anthropogenically derived communities. The goals of the restoration work are to enhance community quality and rare species populations. Restoration work on the degraded communities began in 1999. Restoration methods include prescribed fire, brush removal, invasive species control, and PlateauŽ applications. Management units where restoration work has been done are relatively small, but the results have been successful. Woody plant removal, prescribed burns, and Plateau treatments have converted fescue- and brush-dominated areas into recovering grasslands and bolstered the populations of several rare plant species.
Publisher: The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Lexington, Kentucky
Editor(s): T. G. Barnes