Baseline Site Assessments for Wetland Vegetation Establishment
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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A critical stage in the successful establishment of vegetation for a wetland management project is plan development. The plan should include details on the influence baseline site conditions may have on wetland plant establishment and growth. Many sources are available that list information commonly acquired in baseline assessments, particularly regarding topography, hydrology, and soils e.g., Kusler and Kentula 1990, Soil Conservation Service 1992, Hammer 1992. The following discussion is intended to help interpret how baseline site conditions will affect vegetation requirements necessary to meet project goals.
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