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Managing Roads for Wet Meadow Ecosystem Recovery



United States Department of Agriculture. 1996. Managing Roads for Wet Meadow Ecosystem Recovery. Report FHWA-FLP -96-016. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southwestern Region. Washington, D.C. 73 p. Wet meadows are riparian grasslands having low velocity surface and subsurface flows. Stream channels are typically poorly defined, interrupted or non-existent. Vegetation is mainly grasses, sedges and rushes. Road construction is a significant threat to wet meadow ecosystems. This handbook:

  • describes wet meadow functions
  • identifies mitigation techniques for roads
  • discusses how to plan and implement new or remedial treatments
  • outlines how to monitor results

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Regions: Canada, United States

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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