Tag: native vegetation

Native vegetation refers to any naturally occurring local plant species that are indigenous to South Australia, from small ground covers and native grasses to large trees and water plants.

Water-Quality Trading

Water-Quality Trading

Under its “watersheds” subheading, EPA’s website explains water-quality trading (WQT) this way: “Water-quality trading is an innovative approach to achieve water-quality goals more efficiently. Trading is based on the fact that sources in a watershed can face very different costs to control the same pollutant.

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

Reader Profile: Eric Stewart

When Eric Stewart takes his family out into the green spaces of Austin, TX, he can take heart in knowing the key role he plays protecting the environment he loves, not only for his family but also for the community at large. Stewart, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, is an HDR

Channel Work

Channel Work

The Indiana Central Canal was built between 1836 and 1839 by the same people who constructed the Erie Canal. The original intent of the canal was to connect the Wabash and Erie Canal to the Ohio River, but financial difficulties stopped the project short of the intended goal.

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers.
“I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with some

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Banking on Stability

Banking on Stability

Crow Wing County, MN, is located within a recreation area known as the “Region of Thousand Lakes” or “Brainerd Lakes Region.” This central Minnesota county is a popular location for boating in the summer and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.  More than 400 lakes in the county draw

Native Vegetation and Landfills

Native Vegetation and Landfills

EPA recommends native vegetation on landfills, but how does native vegetation compare economically with the conventional non-native species mix typically specified for landfills? Generically, natives cost less, but not without the proper planning, installation, and management. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate concisely how applying native vegetation can

Reining In Wayward Creeks

Reining In Wayward Creeks

When David T. Williams gets a call to begin consulting on a streambank stabilization project, it could be for a variety of reasons. “If the river is misbehaving, or it’s going to look ugly, or it’s going to expose some infrastructure-a pipeline-or maybe for home protection,” or a combination of

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