Pilot and Expanded Field Testing of the Erosion Control Management Plan (ECMP) for Army Training Lands. Lessons Learned
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Loss of Army training land to severe soul erosion at many Army installations clearly indicates that training lands are limited resources requiring careful management. To manage training land more effectively under budgetary constraints and to comply with legislation mandating erosion and sediment control, the Army is adopting a comprehensive approach called the Integrated Training Area Management ITAM program. To assist in the immense task, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory USACERL has proposed the Erosion Control Management Plan ECMP as the erosion control component of ITAM. ECMP is a logical and standard process to help installation land managers plan, select, and implement erosion controls. This report contains a summary of lessons learned during pilot and expanded distribution and field testing of ECMP. It presents difficulties encountered, successes realized, and the logical progression of events that has defined ECMPs applicability. This information can provide installation personnel with insights for decisionmaking involved in implementing ECMP for local needs.
- Administration and Management
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering