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dc.contributor.authorWeeks, Geneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-22T15:37:15Z
dc.date.available2013-06-22T15:37:15Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47947
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, 2007, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere exist numerous small, 5-20 m² eroded areas, which are typically along roadsides, behind businesses or on abandoned areas. A good name for these areas are ‘orphan’ sites because they are hard to manage and few people care about them. These sites have little likelihood of revegetation without input. Reclaiming these small areas is a challenge due to very low soil pH, high P fixation capacity, sometimes high slope, exposed saprolite and lack of soil structure. The objective of this work is to enlist local schools, civic groups and environmental organizations to locate orphan sites, offer advice how to proceed, and provide materials such as lime, seed, hand tools, rip-rap and wheatstraw. Preference is given to eroded areas near watercourses. This project was paid for by the Newland Family Foundation with assistance from the Sierra Club Foundation, and has been in progress for about 5 years and will continue into the future. The primary goal is educational but since many of these sites are actively eroding, some conservation work is also accomplished. Participants are also generally enthusiastic about returning to see their accomplishments.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2007. Stormwateren_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectErosion controlen_US
dc.subjectVolunteer groupsen_US
dc.subjectOrphan eroded sitesen_US
dc.subjectRevegetationen_US
dc.titleReclamation of Orphan Eroded Sites with Volunteersen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameSierra Club. Georgia Chapter. Joseph LeConte Groupen_US
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