Revegetation in the Arctic (abstract)

by Robert L. Newell, ARCO Alaska Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


A tremendous amount of information on revegetation of Arctic tundra was gathered during the following completion of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. This information and initiation of a series of long-term experiments in the Prudhoe and Kuparuk oilfields should provide data on cost effective, practical revegetation techniques applicable to the oilfields. Current experiments include: natural revegetation, gravel removal, soil and tundra placement on gravel, reseeding and transplanting of aquatic grasses. Preliminary results indicate that tundra disturbances can be rehabilitated but it is a slow process.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Data collection | Information systems | Sandy soils | Ecosystems | Petroleum | Pipelines | Cold regions | Arctic | Alaska | United States

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