Potential for Introduction of Invasive Species into Louisiana from Illinois River Dredged Material

Through human and natural activities, land loss in the Louisiana Coastal Area has exceeded 1.2 million acres since the 1930s. Restoration of the region will require new technologies and significant inputs on many fronts. One innovative proposal to aid in restoration efforts has been to transport dredged sediments from the Illinois River to Louisiana for land building and marsh restoration. Of concern in such a project is the potential for transporting invasive species from one state to another via the sediment or the transport vehicles. This report examines the likelihood of invasive species introduction and movement through such a project.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01111295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERDC/EL TR-08-21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2008 1:08PM