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Upcoming

Demonstration of a Mechanical System for Reconstructing Soil without Vehicle Compaction

  • Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)
  • Dates of demonstration: November 02, 2007
  • Location: Coldstream Research Farm - Lexington, KY
  • PDF Flyer
A mechanical system for reconstructing severely disturbed soil without vehicle compaction will be explained and demonstrated. A 1.5 ac site was reconstructed during 2007 at an approximate rate of 430 cu.yd. per hr. Soil was transported to the mechanism by a 12 cu.yd. scraper and placed in a strip or ‘windrow’ approximately 24 in. deep and 8 ft wide. The mechanism then created an uncompacted berm 3 ft deep and 6 ft wide in 2 passes. The system could process soil deposited by such scrapers dumping at 1.7 min. intervals.


MASRC (Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference)

The 2007 conference will focus on the science, engineering, and policy aspects of stream restoration in several topical areas of interests. This conference is a combined technical and educational event for presenting, discussing, and exchanging information related to stream restoration in high interest areas such as:
  • Regional Scale Initiatives and Headwater Stream Restoration
  • Mountain Top Removal, Valley Fill
  • Dam Removal
  • Natural Stream Design’s Lessons: Insights from On-the-Ground Practitioners
  • Sediment Transport: Application to Natural Channel Design
  • Engineering Standards

SAF (Society of American Foresters)

The 2007 conference offers a wide variety of topics such as:
  • Forest Recreation
  • Forest Certification and Auditing
  • Urban and Community Forestry
  • Changing Private Forest Management
  • Tree Improvement and Forest Genetics
  • Healthy Forests and Watersheds
  • Bio-Energy Development
  • Education and Communication
  • Measurement Technologies for Management and Planning
  • Forest Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • The Business of Consulting Forestry
  • Silviculture for Multiple Years
  • Reforestation, Reclamation, and Watershed Improvement on Mine Lands
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Students and Young Professionals

SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.)

The 2008 conference offers a wide variety of topics such as:
  • Coal and Energy
  • Construction Materials and Aggregates
  • Environmental
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Mining and Exploration
  • Mineral and Metallurgical Processing

Archives

2006 Spring

     UK Scientists Research Ways to Improve Water Quality
       The Magazine
      - http://www.ca.uky.edu/AGC/Magazine/2006/SPRING2006/Articles/htmlfiles/WATER%20quality.htm

2005 Fall

     Elk Resurgence Brings Wildlife Summit to Kentucky
       Land Air & Water
      - http://www.eppc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6727C582-CA45-494F-8AD9-FAB558EF3198/0/LAWFall2005issue.pdf

2005 Fall

     Partnership Promotes Planting of Hardwoods on Mined Lands
       Land Air & Water
      - http://www.eppc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6727C582-CA45-494F-8AD9-FAB558EF3198/0/LAWFall2005issue.pdf

2005-08-17

     UK President, Governor Sign Reforestation Initiative
      - http://news.uky.edu/news/display_article.php?artid=496&mode=print

2005-02-11

     Reforestation on Mined Lands Focus of Seven-State Partnership
      - http://www.ca.uky.edu/AGC/NEWS/2005/Feb/reforest.htm
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