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Appendix D - Homeowner Guidelines

Homeowner Guidelines

Defensible Space Guidelines

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Homeowner’s Annual Checklist

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Seed Mix and Application Specifications For Disturbed Areas in Mineral County

Common Name Scientific Name Seeding Rate (PLS lbs./acre)
“P27” Siberian Wheatgrass Agropyron fragile spp. sibericum 3.00
Tall Wheatgrass Elytrigia elongata 3.00
Streambank Wheatgrass Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilis 3.00
Western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii 4.00
Saltgrass Distichlis stricta 1.00
Indian Ricegrass Achantherum hymenoides 3.00
Bottlebrush Squirreltail Sitanion hystrix 2.00
Alkali sakaton Sporobolus airoides 0.25

The seed mixtures above are for treating all disturbed areas and areas cleared for fuel reduction purposes. The above species are to be mixed and seeded together at the same time. Drill seeding is recommended where feasible. Drill rows should be spaced 12 inches and seed should be planted at a depth of 1/2 inch. Broadcast seeding is recommended for rocky, steep, or small treatment areas. The seed can be broadcast using hand held seeders such as “Whirlybird” or a seeder mounted on a quad-runner. While seeding, continually mix the seed to equally distribute the small Indian ricegrass and forb seeds throughout the mix. The seeds should be raked to an average depth of 1/2 inch. This can be done with hand held rakes or by pulling a drag, or piece of chain link fence, behind a truck or quad-runner in areas were less stones are on the surface.

These guidelines are provided as overall recommendations, however, site-specific refinement of the recommendations by a professional from agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will provide even greater assurance for success. Mineral County is served by the Yerington NRCS field office, whose telephone number is (775) 463-2855. The phone number for the Cooperative Extension office in Hawthorne (775) 945-3444.