Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Natural Vegetation Recovery after Military Vehicle Impacts.

Alan Anderson, US Army Corps of Eng, Eng RSXH and Dev Ct, 2902 Farber Dr, Champaign, IL 61822, Paul D. Ayers, Univ of Tennessee, 2506 E. J. Chapman Dr., Knoxville, TN 37996, and Heidi Howard, U.S. Army Eng Res & Dev Ctr., CERL, PO Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826.

Military vehicle impacts are known to reduce vegetative cover and increase erosion potential. Regrowth or recovery of this vegetation is dependent on the type and severity of the impact, and the environmental conditions. Vehicle impact and vegetative recovery evaluation has been conducted at various military installation. The influence of vehicle impact type and severity on the vegetative recovery rates will be presented.