Seeding Mount St. Helens: Help or Hindrance?
View Related Episode: Coyotes, Mt. St. Helens' Bad Grass, Squawfish
After the eruption of Mount St. Helens, non-native grass was planted to prevent erosion. Scientists worry that seeding was a mistake, as erosion could have actually aided the recovery process, uncovering native species that survived the blast. A once in a life time opportunity to study the process of natural restoration, Scientists fear that human intervention has forever altered the face of Mount St. Helens' recovering ecosystem.
First Broadcast: 1992
Appeared in episode: Coyotes, Mt. St. Helens' Bad Grass, Squawfish