site restoration Articles

  • University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    Project is designed to mimic the function of natural desert riparian corridors using native soils, rocks and vegetation to slow and cleanse storm water. The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) Campus Transformation Project (CTP) was awarded Silver certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system, and is the first project to certify under SITES v2 (Version 2). ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is Environmental Restoration?

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration Program directs the assessment and cleanup of inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated from previous defense and non-defense-related programs. All cleanup activities must comply with federal, state, Indian Nation, and local laws and regulations. In completing environmental restoration activities, DOE is committed to ...

  • Transforming Ecosystems: When, Where, and How to Restore Contaminated Sites

    Chemical contamination has impaired ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and the provisioning of functions and services. This has spurred a movement to restore contaminated ecosystems and develop and implement national and international regulations that require it. Nevertheless, ecological restoration remains a young and rapidly growing discipline and its intersection with toxicology is even more ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrated risk and recovery monitoring of ecosystem restorations on contaminated sites

    Ecological restorations of contaminated sites balance the human and ecological risks of residual contamination with the benefits of ecological recovery and the return of lost ecological function and ecosystem services. Risk and recovery are interrelated dynamic conditions, changing as remediation and restoration activities progress through implementation into long‐term management and ecosystem ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Restoration of heathland case study

    Dr Phil Putwain has undertaken research over a period of 30 years on the restoration of lowland and upland heathland landscapes following severe disturbance by development projects on uncolonised mineral substrates on marginal farmland. The research findings were applied to practical implementation of heathland restoration on a large scale at sites throughout Britain ranging from the Orkney ...

  • Union county aquifer restoration

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board  Completion Date: 2003  Services Provided 65-MGD river intake Mechanically cleaned bar screen Two traveling water screens Quarter-mile-long access bridge with service deck Four 15,050 gpm vertical turbine intake pumps 48-inch raw water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Restoration of Vegetation Affected By Diesel Spill

    The toxicity of diesel spill was reduced facilitating healthy growth of grass and other vegetation at the site. TPH of the soil was reduced from 65,000 ppm to less than 1000 ppm by on site application. Restoration of vegetation and reduction of toxicity of spill using AgroRemed was achieved at a cost of less than $ ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Reaping the Rewards of Restoration case study

    Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials nationwide are actively searching for innovative strategies to circumvent these problems. When the Cary ville-Jacksboro Utility Commission (CJUC), located 36 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., began restoring its collection system, it successfully ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Stream Restoration | Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Blacklick Creek – Reynoldsburg, Ohio Through stream restoration and bank stabilization, as the Environmental General Contractor, we were able to repair a dangerous situation facing an apartment complex in Central Ohio. The adjacent Blacklick Creek had eroded the bank to the point that a 40 foot cliff endangered both people and property. We cleared the area, relocated ...

  • A framework for establishing restoration goals for contaminated ecosystems

    As natural resources become increasingly limited, the value of restoring contaminated sites, both terrestrial and aquatic, becomes increasingly apparent. Traditionally, goals for remediation have been set prior to any consideration of goals for ecological restoration. The goals for remediation have focused on removing or limiting contamination while restoration goals have targeted the ultimate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners Overview of Green Remediation As part of its mission to protect human health and the ...

  • Habitat Restoration – Salmon Trout River - Case Study

    Construction Date: Summer 2012/Summer 2013 Location: Big Bay, Michigan Category: Sand Wand™ Habitat Restoration A little background Coaster brook trout were once common throughout Lake Superior basin tributaries and near shore waters, but the populations were wiped ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA is committed ...

  • Post Construction Cleanup and Restoration with Gas Pressure Washers

    After the completion of construction, the building or structure has to be thoroughly cleaned, removing excess grime and dust from walls, floors, sidewalks, and similar structures. One way to achieve fast and efficient cleaning is through the use of a powerful gas pressure washer. You may use an electric pressure washer as well, but most contractors use a gas pressure washer as these machines do ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Stream restoration and slope stabilization project case study

    ‘Gerber Legendary Blades’, a division of Fiskars, is a manufacturer of jack-knives for outdoors enthusiasts. The Gerber corporate headquarters was built in the late 1970’s near Portland, Oregon. The parking lot was built an adequate distance from the stream running through the property, and paved with asphalt. In the late 90’s, continued development of impervious surfaces ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Rapid Reduction of VOCs Results in Site Closure

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. A remediation technology was needed that could cost-effectively reduce the contaminants to the Washington Department of Ecology’s (WDOE) cleanup levels. HRC was chosen for groundwater remediation due to its ability to provide a low cost solution for site ...


    By Regenesis

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and environmental guardians in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Application of Bioaugmentation for quick restoration of microbial activity in a Cheese WWTP

    The use of Bioaugmentation has been shown to be a very effective method of restoring activity in a wastwater treatment plant treating the effluent from cheese production. The plant had lost activity and in this case activity was restored without removing the existing dead biomass. This presented a considerable challenge and resulted in considerable savings for the client since the dead sludge ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

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