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Failed restoration seeding attempt

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It has been estimated that over 90% of seeding attempts globally fail, and USGS RAMPSis working to improve that statistic. In this photo, seeds were drilled as part of oil & gas pad reclamation. The drilling was considered partially successful, as the plants didn't colonize the pad after germination. RAMPS is working with BLM's reclamation program to improve success at arid locations across the Southwest.


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