Bioengineering Case Studies

Sustainable Stream Bank and Slope Stabilization

  • Wendi Goldsmith
  • Donald Gray
  • John McCullah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
    Pages 1-5
  3. Great Lakes Area

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 9-13
    3. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 15-19
    4. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 21-26
    5. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 27-32
    6. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 33-38
    7. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 39-42
    8. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 43-49
    9. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 51-54
    10. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 55-59
  4. Western USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 63-68
    3. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 69-74
    4. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 75-82
    5. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 83-90
    6. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 91-97
    7. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 99-103
    8. Wendi Goldsmith, Donald Gray, John McCullah
      Pages 105-109

About this book

Introduction

This unique volume describes and evaluates 30 projects from across the United States where bio-stabilization was employed to address a detrimental naturally occurring process or byproduct of the built environment. Bio-stabilization (or soil bioengineering) refers to the use of plant materials, primarily live cuttings, arranged in the ground in different arrays to reinforce soils and protect upland slopes and/or stream banks against surficial erosion and shallow slope failures. Examples included in the collection represent different regions of the country and their specific conditions and challenges. Each project is illustrated with a number of distinctive photographs to support the reader's understanding and showcase the wide scope of projects and techniques presented.

This book also:

·         Presents a range of well-documented case studies on key techniques and best practices for bio-stabilization projects

·         Emphasizes evaluation and comparison of different techniques and challenges across a wide range of project types and geographies

·         Adopts a clear and consistent descriptive scheme and performance evaluation rubrics for 35 bio-stabilization projects, including efforts protecting/repairing watersheds, stabilizing slopes along highways, and protecting stream banks and coastal slopes

·         Offers abundant visual detail, featuring four to five high-quality photographs for each project, totaling nearly 150 images

Bioengineering Case Studies is an ideal book for civil and environmental engineers and environmental scientists working on watershed, infrastructure projects, and municipal scale installations.

Keywords

Bio-stabilization Biotechnical Slope Protection Erosion Control Geo-environmental Engineering Slope Stabilization Soil Bioengineering Stream Bank Protection Watershed Restoration

Authors and affiliations

  • Wendi Goldsmith
    • 1
  • Donald Gray
    • 2
  • John McCullah
    • 3
  1. 1.Bioengineering GroupSalemUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Salix Applied EarthcareReddingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7996-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7995-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7996-3
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