Accession Number:

AD1092335

Title:

Improving Safety and Economics Using Switchgrass on Military Airfields

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

USDA APHIS WS NWRC Sandusky United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

Switchgrass Panicum virgatum monocultures were investigated as a land cover alternative to typical airfield grasslands to reduce use by wildlife species hazardous to aircraft and provide cost-effective risk mitigation. Paired sites of switchgrass monocultures and controls i.e., extant airfield grasslands were installed across six installations 3 airfields and 3 civil airports Columbus Air Force Base CAFB, Dayton International Airport DAYT, Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTWA, Gerald R. Ford International Airport GRFI, NAS Whiting Field WHIT, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base WPAF.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE