Landform grading provides a cost–effective, attractive, and environmentally compatible way to construct slopes and other landforms that are stable and blend in with the natural surroundings. landforms that are stable and blend in with the natural surroundings. Landform grading design and construction technology have advanced rapidly during the past decade, and this book explains the technique, its uses, its various applications, and its significant advantages.
Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration presents the first comprehensive and practical guidebook to the innovative techniques of landform grading and revegetation.
Citing numerous practical applications in such areas as hillside housing developments, mass grading operations, and surface mining and watershed reclamation projects, the authors–one an internationally recognized instructor and the other an engineer with over thirty years of practical experience in the field–have teamed up to provide valuable information on:
- The aesthetic and ecological benefits of landform grading and revegetation
- Analyses that demonstrate the stability of landform designed slopes
- real–World design/Construction procedures
- Construction in both upland slope areas and in stream corridors
- Analytical procedures and design aids to assist implementation
- Well–documented and comprehensive case studies of actual projects
Written in straightforward language and liberally illustrated with informative photographs and schematic drawings, the text should prove of value to practicing professionals in such diverse fields as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, and geology as well as to personnel in a variety of local, sate, and federal regulatory agencies and environmental interest groups.
1. Introduction to Landform grading and Revegetation.
2. Surficial Erosion and Mass Wasting of Slopes.
3. Influence of Vegetation on Hillside Stability.
4. Influence of Topography on Slope Stability and Hydrology.
5. Geomorphic Evolution of Slopes.
Hillside Grading Fundamentals.
7. Principles of Landform Grading.
8. Essential Design Elements for Slope Forms and Landforms.
9. Implementation of the Landform Grading Plan.
10. Public and Regulatory Response to Landform Grading.
11. Landforming Projects–Watershed Restoration and Mining Reclamation.
12. Landforming Projects–Hillside Developments and Mass–Grading Applications.