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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA161551


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