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Compass Issue 8
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Compass is a quarterly publication of the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station (SRS). As part of the Nation's largest forestry research organization -- USDA Forest Service Research and Development -- SRS serves 13 Southern States and beyond. The Station's 130 scienists work in more than 20 units located across the region at Federal laboratories, universites, and experimental forests.

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Issue 8

Recommended Reading

Working Trees: Clean Water... And So Much More

Bentrup, G.; Kellerman, T. 2004. Where should buffers go? Modeling riparian habitat connectivity in northeast Kansas. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 59: 209–213.

Bentrup, G.; Wells, G. 2005. Picture this. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 60: 144A–149A.

Dosskey, M.G.; Eisenhauer, D.E.; Helmers, M.J. 2005. Establishing conservation buffers using precision information. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 60: 349–354.

Can Agroforestry Work in the South?

Zinkhan, F.C.; Mercer, D.E. 1997. An assessment of agroforestry systems in the Southern USA. Agroforestry Systems. 35: 303–321.

Restoring Native Plants and Tribal Traditions in Arizona

Landis, T.D.; Dreesen, D.R.; Dumroese, R.K. 2003. Sex and the single Salix: considerations for riparian restoration. Native Plants. 4(2): 111–117.

Landis, T.D.; Dreesen, D.R.; Pinto, J.R.; Dumroese, R.K. 2006. Propagating native Salicaceae for riparian restoration on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Native Plants. 7(1): 52–60.

Keep That Water Moving

Hitchcock, H.R.; Barton, C.D.; Rebel, K.T. [and others]. 2005. A containment and disposition strategy for tritium-contaminated groundwater at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, United States. Environmental Geosciences 12(1): 17-28.

Greening at the Seams

Angel, P.N.; Graves, D.H.; Barton C.D. [and others]. 2006. Surface mine reforestation research: evaluation of tree response to low compaction reclamation techniques. In: Barnhisel, R.I., ed. Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and the 7th ICARD 2006 National Conference. Lexington, KY: American Society of Mining and Reclamation: 45-58.

Barton, C.; Marx, D.; Adriano, D.; Jun K. [and others]. 2005. Phytostabilization of a landfill containing coal combustion waste. Environmental Geosciences 12(4): 251-265.

T is for Texas…and TCE

Vose, J.M.; Harvey, G.J.; Elliot, K.J.; Clinton, B.D. 2003. Measuring and modeling tree and stand level transpiration. In: McCutcheon, S.C.; Schnoor, J.L., eds. Phytoremediation: transformation and control of contaminants. New York: John Wiley: 263–282.

Vose, J.M.; Swank, W.T.; Harvey, G.J. [and others]. 2000. Leaf water relations and sapflow in eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides Bartr.) trees planted for phytoremediation of a groundwater pollutant. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 2(1): 53–73.

Restoring Depressional Wetlands

De Steven, D.; Sharitz, R.R.; Singer, J.H.; Barton, C.D. 2006. Testing a passive revegetation approach for restoring Coastal Plain depression wetlands. Restoration Ecology. 14(3): 452–460.

Mulhouse, J.M.; De Steven, D.; Lide, R.F.; Sharitz, R.R. 2005. Effects of dominant species on vegetation change in Carolina bay wetlands following a multi-year drought. Journal of Torrey Botanical Society. 132(3): 411–420.

Sharitz, R.R.; Barton, C.D.; De Steven, D. 2006. Tree plantings in depression wetlands show mixed success. Ecological Restoration. 24(2): 114–115.

Constructing Wetlands to Improve Coastal Water Quality

Drescher, S.R.; Burke, M.K.; Lewitus, A.J.; Brown, S.D. 2006. Background, short-term and potential long-term denitrification capacity of soils in urbanized coastal watersheds on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA. In: Williams, T., ed. Hydrology and management of forested wetlands: Proceedings of the international conference. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers: 167–194.

Greener Water Filters

Eberhardt, T.L.; Min, S.H.; Han, J.S. 2006. Phosphate removal by refined aspen wood fiber treated with carboxymethyl cellulose and ferrous chloride. Bioresource Technology. 97(18): 2371–2376.

How You Can Improve Water Quality

Dosskey, M.G.; Helmers, M.J.; Eisenhauer, D.E. 2006. An approach for using soil surveys to guide the placement of water quality buffers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 61(6): 344–354.


Thousands of native hardwoods have been replanted on mine reclamation sites in the past decade.<
Thousands of native hardwoods have been replanted on mine reclamation sites in the past decade.
(Photo by Chuck Meyers, USDI Office of Surface Mining)