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Title: Habitat Development Field Investigations, Nott Island Upland Habitat Development Site, Connecticut River, Connecticut : Summary Report
Authors: Hunt, L. Jean.
Wells, B. R.
Ford, Alford W.
Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Keywords: Wildlife habitat improvement--Connecticut--Nott Island
Plant introduction
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. D-78-25
Abstract: Dredged material from the Connecticut River was placed in an upland disposal site on Nott Island, 10 km upriver from Long Island Sound, in 1975-1976. The sediments were fertilized and experimentally limed and planted with legumes and grasses in late summer 1976. Botanical and soil measurements were taken through 1977 to monitor success of vegetation establishment and evolution of soil conditions. Wildlife use of the site was documented and compared with baseline data. This report summarizes habitat development activities at Nott Island, including aspects of engineering, botany, soils, and wildlife. Dredging and disposal operations were typical of maintenance projects in the area, with the exception that much of the activity had to be done in winter when weather conditions hindered the work. The sediments made a rather harsh environment for establishment of some domestic plant species; soil salinity was high and acidity low. Grasses established and grew better than legumes and achieved 80 percent cover. Wildlife response to vegetation establishment was evident primarily through feeding activity.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report D-78-25
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 47 pages / 9.036Mb
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