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Title: POST-FIRE REVEGETATION AT HANFORD

Abstract

Range fires on the Hanford Site can have a long lasting effect on native plant communities. Wind erosion following removal of protective vegetation from fragile soils compound the damaging effect of fires. Dust storms caused by erosion create health and safety hazards to personnel, and damage facilities and equipment. The Integrated Biological Control Program (IBC) revegetates burned areas to control erosion and consequent dust. Use of native, perennial vegetation in revegetation moves the resulting plant community away from fire-prone annual weeds, and toward the native shrub-steppe that is much less likely to burn in the future. Over the past 10 years, IBC has revegetated major fire areas with good success. IBC staff is monitoring the success of these efforts, and using lessons learned to improve future efforts.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
970008
Report Number(s):
HNF-42601-FP Rev 0
TRN: US201002%%1052
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC06-09RL14728
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM2010 WASTE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIA 03/06/2010 THRU 03/11/2010 PHOENIX AZ
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COMMUNITIES; DUSTS; MONITORING; PERSONNEL; PLANTS; REMOVAL; REVEGETATION; SAFETY; SOILS; STORMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WEEDS

Citation Formats

ROOS RC, JOHNSON AR, CAUDILL JG, RODRIGUEZ JM, and WILDE JW. POST-FIRE REVEGETATION AT HANFORD. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
ROOS RC, JOHNSON AR, CAUDILL JG, RODRIGUEZ JM, & WILDE JW. POST-FIRE REVEGETATION AT HANFORD. United States.
ROOS RC, JOHNSON AR, CAUDILL JG, RODRIGUEZ JM, and WILDE JW. Tue . "POST-FIRE REVEGETATION AT HANFORD". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/970008.
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abstractNote = {Range fires on the Hanford Site can have a long lasting effect on native plant communities. Wind erosion following removal of protective vegetation from fragile soils compound the damaging effect of fires. Dust storms caused by erosion create health and safety hazards to personnel, and damage facilities and equipment. The Integrated Biological Control Program (IBC) revegetates burned areas to control erosion and consequent dust. Use of native, perennial vegetation in revegetation moves the resulting plant community away from fire-prone annual weeds, and toward the native shrub-steppe that is much less likely to burn in the future. Over the past 10 years, IBC has revegetated major fire areas with good success. IBC staff is monitoring the success of these efforts, and using lessons learned to improve future efforts.},
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