Biologist has recipe for reforesting fire-ravaged Chadron
To help facilitate replanting, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologist Shelley Steffl has created seed cakes, such as the one she's holding. Wlldlife will eat the cakes, dispersing the seeds throughout the park.
Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:00 am
CHADRON, Neb. — A Rice Krispies bar for critters is helping reforest the Pine Ridge a year after wildfires scorched the rugged landscape.
Landowners are scattering hundreds of sticky, edible blocks of native tree and shrub seeds across the northwest Nebraska countryside for wildlife to peck, gnaw and nibble and, ultimately, deposit across the hills.
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