Accession Number : ADA161551
Title : Recommended Species for Vegetative Stabilization of Training Lands in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : Doerr, T B ; Landin, M C
Report Date : Sep 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 128
Abstract : Maintaining natural resources on western military installations has received increasing attention in recent years. Of special interest are training ranges where the environmental impact of tracked and wheeled vehicles is significant. Revegetation and soil stabilization on the arid and semi-arid regions of these western installations require special techniques. This report identifies key plant species that may be useful to installation land managers seeking to maintain or rehabilitate training lands in these areas. The plant species are described in terms of their regional and environmental adaptations, limitations, uses, establishment requirements, and availability. In addition, recommendations for short- and long-term revegetation efforts have been made for selected western installations. Keywords: Arid land; Training ranges; Vegetation; and Semi-arid land.
Descriptors : *ARID LAND , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , GROUND VEHICLES , INSTALLATION , LAND AREAS , LONG RANGE(TIME) , MILITARY FACILITIES , NATURAL RESOURCES , PLANTS(BOTANY) , SOIL STABILIZATION , SUPERVISORS , VEGETATION
Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE