Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration
The first hands-on instruction guide to landform grading andrevegetation
Landform grading provides a cost-effective, attractive, andenvironmentally compatible way to construct slopes and otherlandforms that are stable and that blend in with the naturalsurroundings. Landform grading design and construction technologyhave advanced rapidly during the past decade, and this bookexplains the technique, its uses, its various applications, and itssignificant advantages.
Landforming: An Environmental Approach to HillsideDevelopment, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration,presents the first comprehensive and practical guidebook to theinnovative techniques of landform grading and revegetation.
Citing numerous practical applications in such areas as hillsidehousing developments, mass grading operations, surface mining andwatershed reclamation projects, the authors--one an internationallyrecognized instructor and the other an engineer with over thirtyyears of practical experience in the field--have teamed up toprovide valuable information on:
Written in straightforward language and liberally illustratedwith informative photographs and schematic drawings, the textshould prove of value to practicing professionals in such diversefields as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering,landscape architecture, and geology as well as to personnel in avariety of local, state and federal regulatory agencies andenvironmental interest groups.
HORST J. SCHOR is the originator of the Landforming andRevegetation Concept and is Principal of H.J. Schor Consulting. Hehas developed landform grading designs that have been implementedin a variety of hillside grading and mining reclamation projectsfor a diverse list of clients. He has been a guest lecturer at TheUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Dresden, Germanyand The University of California at Irvine.
DONALD H. GRAY, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Civil andEnvironmental Engineering at The University of Michigan. Inaddition to speaking and teaching internationally, he hasco-authored three books on subjects related geotechnicalengineering and biotechnical slope protection.
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Surﬁcial Erosion and Mass Wasting of Slopes
Inﬂuence of Vegetation on Hillside Stability
Inﬂuence of Topography on Slope Stability and Hydrology
Geomorphic Evolution of Slopes
Hillside Grading Fundamentals
Principles of Landform Grading
Essential Design Elements for Slope Forms and Landforms
Implementation of the Landform Grading Plan
Public and Regulatory Response to Landform Grading
Landforming ProjectsWatershed Restoration and Mining
Landforming ProjectsHillside Developments