207 Symposium--Hydric Soil Management for Wetland Restoration and Creation

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Consulting Soil Scientists
This symposium will focus on the relationships between vegetation, soil (chemical and physical properties), and hydrology in wetland restoration and wetland creation projects.  Presentations will generally discuss the successes and challenges related to these types of projects. Specifically,

  • Landscape Management: hydrologic alterations, amendment incorporation, micro-topography, and terrain contouring.
  • Seed Bed Preparation: establishment procedures to maximize vegetation success, organic (and other) amendments, etc.
  • Revegetation Strategies: use of seed mixes, transplants or volunteer species (natural regeneration).
  • Evaluation: vegetation, hydrology, soil parameters such as bulk density and formation of Field Indicators of Hydric Soils.
  • Overall Design: innovative or challenging design for wetland creation, project constraints, construction challenges, regulatory input (if any).
  • Long-term Success Monitoring: Long-term goals, interim goals, developing success criterion, and monitoring programs.

Approved for 3.0 SW CEUs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 8:20 AM-11:35 AM
Hilton Minneapolis, Marquette Ballroom I

Emily McKindley Clark and Bruce L. Vasilas
Bruce L. Vasilas
8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:25 AM
Using Soil Properties to Look at Big Picture Issues of Vegetation Structure, Succession, Dynamics, and Habitat Values.
James E. Perry, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Sean P. Charles, Florida International University; Herman W. Hudson III, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
9:05 AM
Successful and Not-so-Successful Tundra Revegetation Techniques.
Lorene A. Lynn, Red Mountain Consulting LLC
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
Tidal Marsh Restoration and Creation.
Stephen Broome, North Carolina State University
10:20 AM
The Effects of Restoring Organic Matter, Micro-Topography and Hydrology on Hydric Soil Structure and and Functions.
Curtis J. Richardson, Duke University; Greg Bruland, Principia College; Scott Winton, Duke University
11:20 AM
11:35 AM