USGS shares year one report card for Northern Arizona sites.
Last fall, the Parsons Field Institute joined a broad effort to research restoration techniques led by the US Geological Survey, called RestoreNet. This research project uses a network of restoration sites that test seeding treatments such as pitting, mulching, and artificial nurse plants (ConMods) to try to improve germination and establishment.
USGS recently released a progress report with preliminary results from one year of data at sites in Northern Arizona. Initial analysis suggests that pitting treatments work best to help seeds get established.
You can read more about RestoreNet and view the progress report here.
*Please note, these initial results do not include data from the sites the Parsons Field Institute installed last fall.