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Title: Land imprinters : Section 8.2.7, US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual
Authors: Environmental Impact Research Program (U.S.)
Doerr, T. B. (Ted Bachman)
Keywords: Equipment
Site restoration
Seedbed preparation
Habitat improvement
Land imprinter
Environmental management
Issue Date: Jul-1986
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; EL-86-43.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: An equipment report on land imprinters is provided as Section 8.2.7 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report is designed to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection and use of types of equipment and materials available for habitat development and manipulation. Topics covered include description, operation and maintenance, limitations, and availability. The land imprinter is a seedbed preparation tool that creates a geometric design of depressions in the soil surface. The imprinter basically consists of 2 large drums mounted on a towing frame with angle irons welded to the drum surface. It is most often used to rejuvenate sparse grass stands and improve vegetation establishment on disturbed sites by developing depressions to increase the duration and amount of available moisture. Management objectives for using land imprinters are stated, and benefits to wildlife habitat are discussed. The design and assembly of equipment are described and illustrated, and general specifications are provided. Methods of operation are described, and maintenance and safety requirements are given. Appropriate cautions and limitations are discussed.
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