Accession Number:

ADA059722

Title:

Habitat Development Field Investigations, Apalachicola Bay Marsh Development Site, Apalachicola Bay, Florida.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS SERVICE OF TALLAHASSEE INC FL

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of developing marsh on fine-grained and coarse-grained dredged material in a brackish water intertidal environment was tested at a dredged material disposal site in Apalachicola Bay, Florida. Smooth cordgrass Spartina alterniflora and saltmeadow cordgrass Spartina patens sprigs were planted at different spacing intervals to evaluate optimum conditions for growth. Natural invasion of plant species was also documented during the period of study. Results indicate that the development of marsh plants on dredged material can be readily accomplished in the area of study. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE