Approaches to Identify and Monitor for Potential Acid Sulfate Soils in an Ecological Restoration Context
[Technical Report, Technical Note]
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Potential acid sulfate soils include materials with the capacity to generate acidity under certain environmental conditions. As such, these soils can pose challenges to ecological restoration projects occurring in wetlands and nearshore environments. To provide guidance for ecosystem restoration practitioners, the following technical note describes acid sulfate soil formation and distribution and then describes techniques for identifying and monitoring acid sulfate soil conditions prior to and following implementation of restoration activities. Finally, this technical note outlines a number of tools and recently published resources to help avoid unintended consequences of acid sulfate soil disturbance and achieve ecological restoration objectives.
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