revegetation Articles

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Minimal models and agroecological policy at the regional scale: An application to salinity problems in southeastern Australia

    A minimal dynamical systems model that couples agricultural activity, native vegetation, and hydrological processes is developed to explore policy options regarding regional-scale soil and water salinization in southeastern Australia. The analysis suggests that although considerable revegetation is required to restore catchment water balance, the current value of water in uses other than ...


    By Springer

  • Crestwood swale, Los Angeles, CA

    PROJECT SCOPE: The Presto Geoweb® channel protection system was utilized for a streambed stabilization / revegetation project for the City of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Dept. The Geoweb protection system was designed to protect the infill on 4h:1v slopes from occasional heavy flows and subsequent scouring. In the layered configuration, the Geoweb system can withstand high flows and ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Microbe-assisted phytoremediation approach for ecological restoration of zinc mine spoil dump

    Mining is one of the sectors that impacts air, water and soil pollution. The various environmental problems that are associated with mining activities are deforestation, removal of fertile topsoil, unstable slopes prone to sliding and erosion, siltation of water bodies due to wash off of mineral overburden dumps, air pollution due to discharge of dust and noise pollution. The most effective means ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2000 IFAI award west Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Tickville Gulch Turf Reinforcement Mats - Case Study

    The Vmax SC250 Turf Reinforcement Mat provides a revegetation option able to withstand FEMA-set high flow rates A drainage canal serving several farms and registered as a U.S. Waterway needed to be redirected to accommodate new development. Federal regulations and soft soils throughout the project area required special considerations for the channel lining and material anchoring. ...


    By Nilex

  • Establishment and growth of two willow species in a Riparian zone impacted by mine tailings

    Received for publication April 2, 2008. A field study was initiated to determine survival, growth characteristics, and metal uptake of two montane riparian willow species, Geyer (Salix geyeriana Andersson) and mountain (S. monticola Bebb) willow, grown in amended fluvial mine tailing deposits. Revegetation was done with staked and previously rooted cuttings to determine if planting method had an ...

  • Improvements on a system for soil erosion control of slopes using scrap tyres

    This work proposes improvements on the assembly process of a slope protection system using scrap tyres to reduce severe erosion that occurs in non-vegetated slopes. Tests results during six rain events, with maximal intensity of 26 mm/hr and accumulated rainfall of 94.5 mm, indicate that the installation cost of the system was $1.10USD/tyre and reduced the erosion by 83% with respect to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pyramat HPTRM succeeds where others fail at restoring shore

    BACKGROUND This site is on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. The lake is very large, the biggest in the state, and gets significant ice buildup every year that wreaks havoc on the shoreline. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION This site has 8 foot wave action that has been documented by the Department of Natural Resources. In years past concrete sea walls had been installed, but the walls cracked and were ...

  • Innovative Uses of Compost Bioremediation and Pollution Prevention

    Each year agricultural effluents, industrial residues, and industrial accidents contaminate surface waters, soils, air, streams, and reservoirs. A new compost technology, known as compost bioremediation, is currently being used to restore contaminated soils, manage stormwater, control odors, and degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Compost bioremediation refers to the use of a biological ...

  • Effect of seeding date, seeding rate, and seed treatments on saltgrass seed germination and establishment

    Inland saltgrass [Distichlis spicata var. stricta (L.) Greene], native to the western United States, has potential for use as a turfgrass and a revegetation species on saline sites. This study was conducted (i) to evaluate the effect of seeding date, seeding rate, and seed treatments on saltgrass establishment; and (ii) to determine the required accumulative growing degree days (GDD) for ...

  • Innovative Uses of Compost Bioremediation and Pollution Prevention.

    Introduction Each year agricultural effluents, industrial residues, and industrial accidents contaminate surface waters, soils, air, streams, and reservoirs. A new compost technology, known as compost bioremediation, is currently being used to restore contaminated soils, manage stormwater, control odors, and degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs).Compost bioremediation refers to the use ...


  • Options for Reclamation of Mine Tailings in West Africa

    Revegetation of tailings in West Africa presents two major problems when using established methodologies, in that soils have the potential to be highly alkaline, rather than acidic, plus the majority of recommended plant species are non-native to the area.  Alteration of cap engineering however can modify hydrology, pH and morphology, allowing for a variety of habitats.  Cover crops are ...

  • Ammonium fixation in selected California decomposed granites

    Abstract  Revegetation on disturbed, low organic matter content, decomposed granite (DG) substrates are limited by low plant-available moisture and nitrogen. Data from a single DG site in northern California, USA, showed that a significant fraction of the ammonium from fertilizers or organic matter mineralization was fixed into silicate interlayer positions. To evaluate the broader relevance of ...


    By Springer

  • Fresh water leaching of alkaline bauxite residue after sea water neutralization

    Received for publication December 10, 2008. Processing of bauxite to extract alumina produces a strongly alkaline waste, bauxite refining residue, which is commonly stored in engineered structures. Once full, these waste dumps must be revegetated. In many alumina refineries, the waste is separated into fine-textured red mud and coarse-textured residue sand (RS). The sand component has physical ...

  • Impact of using paper mill sludge for surface-mine reclamation on runoff water quality and plant growth

    Paper mills generate large amounts of solid waste consisting of fibrous cellulose, clay, and lime. Paper mill sludge (PMS) can improve reclamation of surface-coal mines where low pH and organic-carbon levels in the spoil cover material can inhibit revegetation. When applied at high rates, however, PMS may adversely impact the quality of surface runoff. Therefore, we applied PMS at 0, 224, and 672 ...

  • Fort Carson Channel Repair - Case Study

    US Army Base chooses a more durable and easier to install solution than rip-rap for their channel repair project. Fort Carson, a 137,000-acre United States Army installation near Colorado Springs was established in 1942 following the events of Pearl Harbor. In 2016 the US Department of Defense noticed a huge gully forming along the roadway threatening its existence, requiring immediate ...


    By Nilex

  • Soil Sampling Protocol to Certify the Changes of Organic Carbon Stock in Mineral Soils of European Union

    The Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC, 1998) considers soils as an essential component to mitigate the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Two additional reports: (1) Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) (IPCC, 2000) and (2) Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF (IPCC, 2003) identify soil organic carbon (SOC) monitoring to be an obligatory tool when implementing Articles ...


  • Roadside embankment retaining wall (El Valle De Anton, Panama)

    Background: The Rio de Jesus runs through El Valle De Anton, a very mountainous region in central Panama. These conditions, coupled with heavy seasonal rains, cause severe damage to roadways and embankments in the area. Erosion and instability from shifting soils, periodic landslides and mudslides plague the valley daily and were beginning to affect construction. ...


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