Soil Conservation Program
The Soil Conservation Program at the Plant Materials Center leads conservation projects and provides plant science expertise and technical assistance to government agencies, contractors, land users, and the general public for the protection of soil resources.
The Plant Materials Center can provide professional advice and guidance
with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
Provide recommendations regarding on site specific erosion, sediment control
measures, or Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Collect and analyze soil samples for nutrient and texture composition for local,state,
and federal agencies
Conduct pre-construction soil surveys and baseline site investigations
Advise contractors, engineers, and other industry professionals with soils
analysis interpretation, proper field sampling, and site specific fertilizer recommendations
Publications and Reports
The Alaska Coastal and Interior Revegetation & Erosion Control Guides are an information resource created to assist professionals involved in construction or cleanup activities in Coastal and Interior regions of Alaska. These guides include information on techniques for planting, wild harvest, and the protection of fragile resources.
These publications contain species suggestions, descriptions of vegetation communities, and detailed case studies for each region of Alaska, and feature a step-by-step guide to planning a revegetation project. These guides include plant profiles and case studies that are color coded to each region of Alaska, creating a reference that is easy to navigate.
For More Information Contact:
Soil and Erosion Control Specialist