Accession Number : ADA484148


Title :   Potential for Introduction of Invasive Species into Louisiana from Illinois River Dredged Material


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Shearer, Judy F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a484148.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Through human and natural activities, land loss in the Louisiana Coastal Area has exceeded 1.2 million acres since the 1930s. Restoration of the region will require new technologies and significant inputs on many fronts. One innovative proposal to aid in restoration efforts has been to transport dredged sediments from the Illinois River to Louisiana for land building and marsh restoration. Of concern in such a project is the potential for transporting invasive species from one state to another via the sediment or the transport vehicles. This report examines the likelihood of invasive species introduction and movement through such a project.


Descriptors :   *LOUISIANA , *PLANTS(BOTANY) , *SEDIMENTS , ILLINOIS , RIVERS , TRANSPORT , MONITORING , DREDGED MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE