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.

Battling Invasive Species

Battling Invasive Species

When William Shakespeare introduced the starling into his play Henry IV more than 400 years ago, he recognized the bird’s moderately annoying qualities by imagining it tormenting its host with the repetition of a single utterance—over and over and over. However, he certainly could have had no concept that his

The Twin Cities Versus the Invaders from Planet Earth

The Twin Cities Versus the Invaders from Planet Earth

When William Shakespeare introduced the starling into his play Henry IV more than 400 years ago, he recognized the bird’s moderately annoying qualities by imagining it tormenting its host with the repetition of a single utterance—over and over and over. However, he certainly could have had no concept that his

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Preventing Erosion with Riprap and Gabion Walls

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Project Profile:  Keeping Public Water Clean Naturally

Project Profile: Keeping Public Water Clean Naturally

When we see news stories about lead-contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, MI, and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own city’s drinking water supply that we use every day to brush our teeth, take a shower,

Reader Profile: Julie Etra

Reader Profile: Julie Etra

Julie Etra’s erosion and sediment control approach through her company, Western Botanical Services in Reno, NV, is what she calls “reusable resource inventory.” “Import less, use more that is available locally,” she says. Etra’s standard practice is to recycle onsite materials to save native soil and native vegetation.

A Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

A Better Plan to Manage Stormwater

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) approved StormChambers for One Loudoun, a large mixed-use development in Ashburn, Loudoun County, VA. It was one of the first applications where VDOT runoff water—combined with private runoff water—went to this type of system, notes Steve Pandish, director of water resources for the engineering

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.

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