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Stabilizing highly erodible sites in the Guánica Watershed : implementation and capacity building : final report


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Title:
Stabilizing highly erodible sites in the Guánica Watershed : implementation and capacity building : final report
Author(s):
Ríos, Roberto Viqueira
Vandiver, Lisa
Kitchell, Anne
United States, National Ocean Service
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Protectores de Cuencas
Corporate Name:
United States, National Ocean Service
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Protectores de Cuencas
Dates of Publication:
2016
Abstract:
Watersheds in Puerto Rico are in need of erosion control and sediment stabilization techniques of erodible lands. These techniques can help minimize the amount of sediments and other pollutants entering the freshwater systems and eventually reaching the coastal ecosystems. Protectores de Cuencas (PDC) has defined a set of methods to stabilize bare soils on high mountain and dry coastal sites in Puerto Rico. These methods are applicable to other sites across the Caribbean and likely into the tropical areas of the Pacific. In our efforts to support and implement the Guanica Watershed Management Plan, we are collaborating with other agencies to continue with the restoration efforts of the Guanica Bay Watershed. Hydroseeding has proven to be an effective technique for erosion control and sediments stabilization of erodible lands. PDC has recently worked with two farms located within the Guanica watershed to implement this efficient technique (Figure 1). This effort continues to develop on the more than 24.5 acres of bare soils that have been stabilized by hydroseeding across the Guánica/Rio Loco watershed with the ongoing funding support of the NOAA's Restoration Center and with the local support of Municipalities and Environmental agencies"--Introduction.
Keywords:
Coral reef conservation
Soil stabilization
Watershed management
Watershed restoration
Place Keywords:
Puerto Rico
Guánica
Local Corporate Name:
NOS (National Ocean Service)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Miscellaneous
Note:
Watersheds in Puerto Rico are in need of erosion control and sediment stabilization techniques of erodible lands. These techniques can help minimize the amount of sediments and other pollutants entering the freshwater systems and eventually reaching the coastal ecosystems. Protectores de Cuencas (PDC) has defined a set of methods to stabilize bare soils on high mountain and dry coastal sites in Puerto Rico. These methods are applicable to other sites across the Caribbean and likely into the tropical areas of the Pacific. In our efforts to support and implement the Guanica Watershed Management Plan, we are collaborating with other agencies to continue with the restoration efforts of the Guanica Bay Watershed. Hydroseeding has proven to be an effective technique for erosion control and sediments stabilization of erodible lands. PDC has recently worked with two farms located within the Guanica watershed to implement this efficient technique (Figure 1). This effort continues to develop on the more than 24.5 acres of bare soils that have been stabilized by hydroseeding across the Guánica/Rio Loco watershed with the ongoing funding support of the NOAA's Restoration Center and with the local support of Municipalities and Environmental agencies"--Introduction.
2016
Grant no. NA11NOS4820011
Project no. I096
NOS (National Ocean Service)
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Library
Public Domain
1873
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