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Title: Habitat development field investigations, Buttermilk Sound marsh development site, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Georgia : appendix A : propagation of marsh plants and postpropagation monitoring
Authors: Reimold, Robert J.
Hardisky, Michael Anthony
Adams, Patrick C.
Keywords: Plant introduction
Marsh plants
March ecology
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Wildlife habitat improvement
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. D-78-26; Appendix A
Abstract: A field study to test the feasibility and impact of developing a marsh on dredged material was initiated in 1975 at Buttermilk Sound near the mouth of the Atlamaha River, Glynn County, Georgia. The 2-ha island is in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and is an area of dredged material disposal for maintenance dredging of the waterway. This report presents the results of habitat development activities between spring 1975 and fall 1977 and is Appendix A to the Buttermilk Sound marsh development site summary report. The site was graded to a 3.7 percent slope and partitioned into three elevation zones which were subjected to tidal inundation less than 6 hours each day, 6 to 18 hours each day, and more than 18 hours each day, respectively. Each zone was treated with a combination of experimental plantings including seven marsh plant species, two forms of propagule, and five patterns of fertilizer application. The plants were monitored for their response to fertilizer and inundation levels. Within the plots, interstitial water chemistry, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, and invading plant species were monitored. Aquatic biota and wildlife observations were made.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report D-78-26; Appendix A
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/47209
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