Environmental Impact Research Program. Chains and Cables: Section 8.2.1, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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An equipment report on chains and cables is provided as Section 8.2.1 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection and use of types of equipment and materials available for habitat development and manipulation. Topics covered include description, operation and maintenance, limitations, and availability. Chaining and cabling are techniques for controlling dense stands of brush by dragging an anchor chain or cable over the soil surface. Management objectives for using chains and cables are stated, and benefits to wildlife habitat are discussed. The design and assembly of equipment are described and illustrated, and general specifications are provided. Methods of operation are described and maintenance and safety requirements are given. Appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed. Author
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