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Title: Freihoelser Forst Local Training Area Demonstration Project: Prescription development and installation

The Freiholser Forst Local Training Area (LTA) Rehabilitation Demonstration Project is part of the Integrated Training Area Management program being developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers` Construction Engineering Research Laboratory for the Seventh Army Training Command of the US Army in Europe. The rehabilitation demonstration project was begun in 1987 to develop and demonstrate rapid, cost-effective methods to stabilize the LTA`s barren, eroding maneuver areas and make training conditions more realistic. The sandy, infertile, and acidic soils at the LTA are considered the major factor limiting rehabilitation efforts there. The project involves the evaluation of three procedures to revegetate the soils, each incorporating identical methods for preparing the seedbed and a single seed mixture consisting of adapted, native species but using different soil amendments. All three treatments have satisfactorily reestablished vegetation and controlled erosion on the demonstration plots at the LTA, but their costs have varied widely.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.
  2. Corps of Engineers, Champaign, IL (United States)
  3. US Army 282nd Base Support Battalion, Hohenfels (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10144159
Report Number(s):
ANL/ESD/TM--28
ON: DE92014065
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1989
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.
Sponsoring Org:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; MILITARY FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; REMEDIAL ACTION; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; EROSION; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; SOILS; GROUND COVER; FERTILIZERS; SEEDS 540250; 553000; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; AGRICULTURE AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY