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Hydroseeding test plots


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Title:
Hydroseeding test plots
Author(s):
Sturm, Paul
Ríos, Roberto Viqueira
Comas, Louis Meyer
Vandiver, Lisa
Medina, Jeiger
Más, Edwin G.
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Ridges to Reefs
Protectores de Cuencas
Corporate Name:
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Ridges to Reefs
Protectores de Cuencas
Dates of Publication:
2012
Abstract:
As a continuation of our efforts to define, test and implement soil stabilization efforts in high mountain areas of the Guánica watershed in Puerto Rico, we performed stabilization techniques using number of different formulations to determine best practices. The formulations were based on the results of a Exposed Soil Roundtable held earlier this year in the upper watershed with representatives from plants, soils, restoration, agronomy and erosion and sediment control experts from NRCS, FWS, NOAA RC and NC State University. Our first test plots were chosen on one large and varied site associated with the re-routing and reconstruction of part of a road on PR-355 above the town of Yauco was chosen due to the large area of exposed soils as well as the varied slopes and aspects that were exposed. The area was also a priority based on rainfall, slope and exposed soils; it scored as a high priority site in our prioritization analysis. In this update, we discuss and show photos of the plots pre-stabilization, during stabilization and poststabilization (after 3-4 weeks post-stabilization) and provide initial lessons learned and measures of effectiveness -- though ultimately the effectiveness will be gauged over a longer duration"--Page 2.
Keywords:
Conservation
Coral reefs and islands
Pollution
Prevention
Soil conservation
Soil stabilization
Water
Water quality management
Watershed management
Watersheds
Wetland planting
Place Keywords:
Puerto Rico
Local Corporate Name:
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Professional Paper
Note:
As a continuation of our efforts to define, test and implement soil stabilization efforts in high mountain areas of the Guánica watershed in Puerto Rico, we performed stabilization techniques using number of different formulations to determine best practices. The formulations were based on the results of a Exposed Soil Roundtable held earlier this year in the upper watershed with representatives from plants, soils, restoration, agronomy and erosion and sediment control experts from NRCS, FWS, NOAA RC and NC State University. Our first test plots were chosen on one large and varied site associated with the re-routing and reconstruction of part of a road on PR-355 above the town of Yauco was chosen due to the large area of exposed soils as well as the varied slopes and aspects that were exposed. The area was also a priority based on rainfall, slope and exposed soils; it scored as a high priority site in our prioritization analysis. In this update, we discuss and show photos of the plots pre-stabilization, during stabilization and poststabilization (after 3-4 weeks post-stabilization) and provide initial lessons learned and measures of effectiveness -- though ultimately the effectiveness will be gauged over a longer duration"--Page 2.
2012
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
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