Native American Seed is strongly committed to our local community and is fully aware of the many functions the watershed has on the health of our immediate ecoregions. We have set up this page as an initial resource for our staff and affected landowners to reference.
A wide array of erosion prevention methods can work together to protect your land resource best. Please check back regularly as we continue to update this page.
FIRE ECOLOGY AND RESTORATION of Oasis Pipeline Fire in Hill Country:
A very well written summary with bullet points of Fire Ecology & Restoration written by Gary Garrett with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Download the pdf: Fire_Ecology_and_Restoration.pdf
NATIVE SEED MIXES:
Click on Map (below) to see which recovery mix is native to your land!
DROUGHT & WILDFIRE RECOVERY MIXES:
(1) Scorched Earth Recovery Mix
(2) Blackland Prairie Mix
(3) Southeast Recovery Mix
OPTIMUM PLANTING DATES:
Plant now! Native American Seed's Recovery Mixes are full of diversity. Warm season & cool season natives.
EROSION CONTROL & SEEDING TIPS:
Erosion Control with Natives (watch 2 min. video)
Hand Operated Seeder for Chaffy Seed
ATV Mounted Seeder for Chaffy Seed
Wood Fiber NetFree Erosion Control Blankets
Straw Fiber Net Erosion Control Blankets
How to Grow Native Seed
How to Make 'Native Seed' Balls
VIEW PHOTOS OF RECOVERY IN ACTION:
Group of High School Students Set-Up Erosion Techniques at Oasis Wildfire Site on October 6, 2011.
Soil Alive (Betsy & James Ross) Spraying Compost Extract at Oasis Wildfire Site on October 20, 2011. Goal is to add life back into the soil.
Post Restoration Demo Site Visit at Oasis Wildfire Site on May 19, 2012. Shows erosion control and results of seeding area.
OTHER LANDOWNER RESOURCES:
Understanding the Importance of Genetics
Selecting a Suitable Supplier
Nov 12th Wildfire Recovery Workshop Junction, Texas
DONATE TO A RELIEF FUND:
Texas Parks & Wildlife Employee Relief Fund - at least four TPWD employees lost their homes and many others lost possessions or were evacuated including Kelly Bender, Meredith Longoria, Brent Leisure, Cullen Sartor, Brad Hood. Read Bastrop Wildfires-Update from Carter Smith
NATIVE PLANTS & HEALTH OF A WATERSHED:
Much of the water that recharges our aquifers, feeds our thousands springs and maintains our rivers and streams is filtered through deep rooted native plants. Every citizen, urban and rural, can explore and utilize the full pallet of readily available native wildflowers, prairie grasses and diverse native mixes when engaging in land management activities. By working together to restore native vegetation, we can all help maintain an adequate supply of fresh, quality groundwater for our future. Native plants and grasses know exactly how to live right here with no extra care.