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dc.contributorVirginia Transportation Research Councilen
dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, W. Leeen
dc.contributor.authorPerry, James E.en
dc.contributor.authorWhittecar, G. Richarden
dc.contributor.authorFajardo, Garielaen
dc.contributor.authorBergschneider, Caraen
dc.contributor.authorDespres, Aaronen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T18:30:17Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-19T18:30:17Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06en
dc.identifier.citationW. Lee Daniels, James E. Perry, Richard G. Whittecar, Gariela Fajardo, Cara Bergschneider, and Aaron Despres. "Effects of Soil Amendments and Other Practices Upon the Success of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Non-Tidal Wetland Mitigation Efforts," Virginia Transportation Research Council 530 Edgemont Road Charlottesville, VA 22903, Report No. VTRC 05-CR25, June 2005.en
dc.identifier.govdocVTRC 05-CR25en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46686en
dc.description.abstractConstruction of created wetlands to mitigate for highway impacts requires more than $100,000 per ha of impacts. A detailed study of soil, hydrology, and vegetation at 10 recently constructed non-tidal mitigation sites indicates excessive soil compaction and a lack of organic matter continue to limit mitigation success. Detailed hydrologic studies at two mitigation sites (Charles City and Sandy Bottom) point out significant differences in their hydrologic regime vs. adjacent natural wetlands related to soil reconstruction procedures. Results from two compost amendment experiments at Charles City indicate that approximately 100 Mg/ha of organic amendment is optimal for reconstructing hydric soil conditions when natural organic enriched soil materials cannot be returned. Overall mitigation success would improve from (1) utilization of appropriate organic amendments, (2) tillage/ripping protocols at all sites to meet target density specifications, and (3) reconstruction of a soil-geologic profile that is similar in texture and permeability to natural wetland soils. These reconstruction guidelines will help ensure that VDOT complies with existing mitigation regulations in the most cost-effective manner.en
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Department of Transportation 72987en
dc.format.extent64 pagesen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Researchen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectwetland mitigationen
dc.subjectorganic amendmentsen
dc.subjecthydric soilsen
dc.subjectremedial tillageen
dc.titleEffects of Soil Amendments and Other Practices Upon the Success of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Non-Tidal Wetland Mitigation Effortsen
dc.typeTechnical reporten
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Plant and Environmental Sciencesen
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/05-cr25.pdfen
dc.date.accessed2013-11-21en


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