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Research Capabilities

Shrub-Steppe Restoration

PNNL researches have gained valuable experience in restoration of shrub-steppe habitat from their work on the Hanford Site. The site is characterized by hot summers, cold winters and less than 18-cm of precipitation per year. Mitigation for habitat loss and restoration of remediated areas have been conducted over the past 20 years on the 560-square miles that encompass the site. PNNL researchers have implemented and monitored various restoration strategies to determine the best practices for semi-arid habitats (Sagebrush Mitigation Report Opens in new window).

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