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Title: Insights gained from studies of gas pipeline rights-of-way of varying ages through wetlands

Impacts of gas pipeline rights-of-way (ROWs) through wetlands depend on types of habitat, construction techniques, final elevations, ROW maintenance practices, soil composition, and local climate. In some instances factors unrelated to the presence of the pipeline may have greater impacts on wetland modification than does the pipeline itself. At one site, the required seeding program inhibited natural reestablishment of wetland plants; at another, downstream construction resulted in a major disruption to the adjacent wetland habitat. This paper discusses observation from 13 study sites, each zero to 30 years old, that are located in seven Eastern States.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
  2. Trinity Christian Coll., Palos Heights, IL (United States). Dept. of Biology
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10188109
Report Number(s):
ANL/ES/CP--79268; CONF-9309254--1
ON: DE94001279; CNN: Contract 5088-252-1770
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. international symposium on environmental concerns in rights-of-way (ROW) management,Montreal (Canada),19-22 Sep 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Gas Research Inst., Chicago, IL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GAS UTILITIES; PIPELINES; CONSTRUCTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; WETLANDS; DRILLING; SOILS 032000; 540210; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE; BASIC STUDIES