Accession Number : ADA303360

Title :   Regional Cost Estimates for Rehabilitation and Maintenance Practices on Army Training Lands.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Gebhart, Dick L. ; Warren, Steven D.

PDF Url : ADA303360

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The U.S. Army is responsible for managing millions of acres of land used to support a variety of training and testing activities. Increased use of this land results in deterioration that can adversely affect mission requirements and safety. Various land rehabilitation and maintenance (LRAM) practices can offset this deterioration by physically or biologically controlling erosion and stabilizing land surfaces with vegetation. These practices frequently include the use of heavy equipment and farming implements to manipulate site characteristics, install erosion control materials and structures, prepare seedbeds, apply soil amendments, and seed or transplant vegetation. Planning, designing, budgeting, and implementing comprehensive LRAM projects requires information concerning component costs associated with erosion control and revegetation. Differences in climate, geology, soils, and vegetation types between Army installations, however, results in significant cost variability. This report summarizes current, regional cost data obtained from various Federal, State, and private agencies concerning LRAM practices. In general, LRAM costs were highest in the Pacific Coast, Intermountain, and Northeast regions of the United States and lowest in the Great Plains and Cornbelt regions. This reflects regional differences in costs of goods and services, proximity to larger cities capable of providing necessary LRAM equipment and services, and proximity to production agriculture enterprises. (AN)

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *LAND USE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ARMY TRAINING, NATURAL RESOURCES, COST ESTIMATES, NUTRIENTS, GEOLOGY, REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, EROSION, CLIMATE, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, VEGETATION, DETERIORATION, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, SOIL STABILIZATION, RUNOFF, GRASSES, FERTILIZERS, SHRUBS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE