soil restoration Articles

  • Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Deployed in Florida Swamp for Restoration Study

    Coastal wetlands provide a large number of critical functions that benefit the surrounding ecosystems and the neighboring human population centers. Coastal flood plains and wetlands help prevent the flooding and destruction of coastal communities by storm surges, acting as a natural buffer to protect communities near the coast. The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is one of the dominant tree ...

  • Restoration for Pipeline contractors

    Restoring land to its original state is the last part of a job and reaching jobsites in need of reclamation has a reputation of being problematic. However, this important step is made easy with crawler carriers that are customized with hydro-seeders. Due to the flotation from its rubber tracks, a crawler carrier will leave a minimal footprint, while the hydroseeder attachment allows users to ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Fabricated soils for landscape restoration: an example for scientific contribution by a public-private partnership effort

    Public-private partnership efforts are working towards creating green landscapes from abandoned industrial sites. Fabricated soils, potentially an essential element of such landscapes, are designed to substitute for top-soil on the areas free from ground cover and plant community. The aluminosilicate matrix and humus form the soil micelle the primary unit of any soil complex. Humus formation is a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Constructed wetlands as an alternative restoration measure for shallow lakes

    This paper deals with the consequences of cultural eutrophication and unconventional solutions for shallow lake restoration. Cultural eutrophication is the primary problem that affects especially shallow lakes, due to their physical characteristics (e.g. shallow depth, lack of stratification). Palic Lake, a very shallow Pannonian lake, received treated municipal wastewaters coming from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Remote monitors track river restoration success

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until it reaches Mileham, then predominately west for 39.5 km through the villages of ...


  • What Does it Take for Successful Forest Landscape Restoration?

    This week in Washington, D.C., members of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) met to advance strategies to restore degraded forest landscapes around the world. Such restoration has the ...

  • Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands Restoration Environmental Protection Agency

    Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands, Idaho • Provided complete range of environmental services for restoration of 21 square miles of land mined for over 100 years • Designed a soil stabilization program that included check dam installations and application of soil amendments using innovative aerial application techniques on a difficult landscape • Site studies, combined with adaptive ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Restoration of high zinc and lead tailings with municipal biosolids and lime: a field study

    Received for publication February 26, 2008. A field study was conducted to test the ability of biosolids (BS) and different types of lime to increase soil pH, neutralize subsoil acidity, and restore a vegetative cover to alluvial mine tailings in Leadville, CO. The tailings had soil pH of 5.2 and total Cd, Pb, and Zn of 75 ± 20, 2600 ± 1100, and 6700 ± 1900 mg kg–1. Types of lime included ...

  • Biotechnological approach for ecosystem restoration of mine spoil dump in India

    Mine-degraded land (mine spoil dumps) has been restored through plantation in India by eco-friendly and cost-effective approach. This technology involves selection of suitable native plant species, isolation and inoculation of site-specific nitrogen-fixing microbial strains and nutrient mobilising vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal species in combination with organic amendments to control the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA requests proposals (RFP) for Five Star Restoration training grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks to award one cooperative agreement to an organization to manage the Five Star Restoration Training Grant. Specifically, EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to: 1) prepare and advertise a Request for Proposals (RFP), establish review criteria for evaluating and selecting subgrantee proposals, and make subgrants to support ...

  • Best Practice Guidelines on Restoration of Mangroves in Tsunami Affected Areas

    Glossary Afforestation: Cultivating plants (mangroves) in an area where no plants (mangroves) grew previously Air layering: A form of vegetative propagation where a branch is stimulated to form roots while still on the parent plant by removing part of the bark and keeping the area moist Cotyledon: Leaf forming part of embryo or newly emerged seedling Ecosystem: Part of the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Storm water infiltration in a monitored green roof for hydrologic restoration

    The objectives of this study are to provide detailed information about green roof performance in the Mediterranean climate (retained volume, peak flow reduction, runoff delay) and to identify a suitable modelling approach for describing the associated hydrologic response. Data collected during a 13-month monitoring campaign and a seasonal monitoring campaign (September–December 2008) at the green ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cool-season turfgrass colony and seed survival in a restored prairie

    Nonnative cool-season turfgrasses are sometimes considered to be invasive species in restored prairies. The method of their invasiveness is poorly understood, as in many cases prairie restoration projects occur where the grasses were formerly planted. Colonies of 10 turfgrass species were placed into two anthropogenic prairies and monitored over a 2-yr period. Colonies of most species, including ...

  • Natural Attenuation in Soils

    Introduction Surface and subsurface soils have different characteristics in natural attenuation. Mobile contaminants in subsurface soils diffuse into soil vapor and aqueous phase and thus are relatively easily subject to natural subsurface processes that can attenuate these contaminants. Most high-molecular-weight (persistent) organic and many inorganic contaminants will be immobilized in the ...

  • Restoring Peatlands in Russia - Preventing peat fires, mitigating climate change

    Millions of hectares of drained and abandoned peatlands in European Russia are highly vulnerable to fires, such as those that covered Moscow in smoke during the extremely dry summer of 2010. Rewetting degraded peatlands, especially abandoned peat mining sites, and establishing a sustainable usage will prevent fires and their negative impacts on climate and biodiversity. Cause and threats ...


    By Wetlands International

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