Utah State University Extension
The first consideration prior to seeding is to determine the present level of management being applied to the proposed site. Many sites will recover or improve without seeding if proper management is implemented. Soil is the primary natural resource and its conservation is the most important consideration in seedings.
Jensen, Kevin; Horton, Howard; Reed, Ron; and Whitesides, Ralph, "Intermountain Planting Guide" (2001). All Current Publications. Paper 1333.