Erosion Control Management Plan for Army Training Lands
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Army faces major land management issues in maintaining its training areas to be environmentally sound and support the mission. Erosion of training lands has diminished the allowable capacity and the realism of training activities while other training trends have placed additional demands on these lands. The Army is adopting a comprehensive land management approach called the Integrated Training Area Management ITAM program, developed by USACERL. ITAM will include an Erosion Control Management Plan ECMP which will provide guidance for reducing soil erosion, resource loss, stream pollution, and offsite sedimentation. This report describes ECMP, which offers procedures to accurately identify erosion problems, assess needs, select appropriate solutions, and compare the costs of alternatives. ECMP was pilot-tested in the field during fiscal year 89. Draft copies of the plan were sent to many government conservationists and Army training-land managers for technical review. This report is the result of their comments and field testing toward refinement of ECMP procedures. Demonstration for ECMP will be extended to several Army installations during FY90. Upon completion of those demonstrations, It will be recommended that the Army adopt ECMP as the erosion control component of ITAM. Keywords Soil erosion Army training Land use Army facilities.
- Soil Mechanics
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies