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A Soil Bioengineering Guide for Streambank and Lakeshore Stabilization
October 2002

This guide provides information on how to successfully plan and implement a soil bioengineering project, including the application of soil bioengineering techniques. Basic principles and background information on ecology and the stream dynamics needed before attempting a restoration project are also presented.

This guide is designed for those who plan restoration projects and for those engaged in the day-to-day construction and maintenance of water-related recreation facilities, including dispersed areas, forest roads, and trails. It is also for persons interested in learning more about soil bioengineering stabilization techniques and how to apply them.

Cover, Table of Contents, Preface and Acknowledgements (.pdf, 642 kb)

Introduction(.pdf, 235 kb)

Chapter 1 - Making the Connection(.pdf, 771 kb)

Chapter 2 - The Riparian Ecosystem(.pdf, 1.8 mb)

Chapter 3 - Rivers and Streams(.pdf, 1.6 mb)

Chapter 4 - Planning a Successful Project(.pdf, 2 mb)

Chapter 5 - Soil Bioengineering Techniques(.pdf, 5 mb)

Glossary and Additional Information(.pdf, 37 kb)

Appendixes(.pdf, 3.8 mb)

Bibliography(.pdf, 28 kb)

Back Cover(.pdf, 24 kb)

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