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January 7, 2013
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Pine Nut reseeding set to start next week

A record year for wildfires in the Pine Nut Mountains has prompted several agencies to join forces to reseed damaged areas.

Bureau of Land Management Spokeswoman Lisa Ross said aerial seeding will begin on Jan. 14, weather permitting, at the sites of the Spring, Preacher and Como fires in the Pine Nut Mountains.

"They will be dropping a combination of native perennial grasses, forbs and shrubs targeted to establish quickly to prevent cheat grass dominance, reduce soil erosion and enhance the sage grouse habitat."

Ross said aircraft will be dropping the seed for about three weeks. Officials hope to have …

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 7, 2013 03:18PM Published Jan 7, 2013 03:08PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.