Bioengineering

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022

Packing Tree. Conservation Planning; Data, Maps, & Analysis; Ecological Science; Land Use; State Technical Committee. Bioengineering combines engineering principles with plant science. Plants binds and limits dirt fragments via root systems and safeguards versus the mass movement of dirt. Using plants is more effective to structural engineering methods of disintegration control for a number of reasons: soil bioengineering is usually less costly; growings can be more visual than bare concrete and rock; plants provide wild animals cover and environment; plants catch sediment and other contaminants and provide nutrients to streams; plants shade streams and keep the water cool for fish. A landowner with a deteriorating streambank might look for to resolve this issue through making use of dirt bioengineering strategies. With support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service or the local Soil Conservation District, the landowner might choose to place woody plant cuttings at the water line. To ask about the use of dirt bioengineering along your stream, call your USDA Service.

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