Tag: vegetation

Vegetation is assemblages of plant species and the ground cover they provide. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics. It is broader than the term flora which refers to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, and often does, refer to a wider range of spatial scales than that term does, including scales as large as the global. Primeval redwood forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivated gardens and lawns; all are encompassed by the term vegetation.

Identification of Wetland Plants in Winter

Wetland plants, also known as hydrophytes or hydrophytic vegetation, have adaptations that enable them to grow and reproduce with their roots in water or saturated soil for at least part of the year. In contrast, plants that cannot survive in saturated conditions are commonly referred to as upland plants.

Along with

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The Mabey LIVEpin is a low-cost, innovative method for measuring axial load on shoring equipment—constructed with high-quality stainless steel to ensure maximum durability, safety, and accuracy. Allows measurements of load on each shear plane but also to compensate readings over the range of field temperatures.

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Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Grading and excavating contractors that do site clearing are discovering equipment with the muscle to attack the most challenging jobs with speed, efficiency, and safety.

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

Project Profile: Stabilizing an Abandoned Gold Mine

A ONCE HIGHLY CONTAMINATED FOrmer mining site in eastern Ontario is nearing complete decommissioning due in part to the use of HydroStraw Bonded Fiber Matrix (BFM). Initial specifications called for an erosion control blanket. Kurt Vanclief, owner of Willowlee Sod Farms, which was contracted to do the erosion control on

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

The Palouse region of eastern Washington is known as one of the most fertile expanses of land in the world, with rich topsoil plunging to a depth of 100 feet or more. As Kurt Merg, vegetation ecologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, explains, it is one of

Twenty-Year Engineering Assessment of an LID Facility in Boulder, CO

This article provides a summary of the evolution of small stormwater control facilities constructed approximately 20 years ago using low impact development (LID) principles at a 10,000-square-foot office site in Boulder, CO. This project was undertaken to demonstrate how surface stormwater controls designed as multifunctional systems can support regionally appropriate

Be Very Afraid

Be Very Afraid

With wildfires still raging throughout southern California, it might seem strange to concentrate on a completely different kind of natural disaster. But there are some instructive similarities in what we do—or don’t do—when faced with unpleasant possibilities like fires, earthquakes, and floods.

Lucy Jones is a seismologist who has spent

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