June 19, 2019, 11:46 pm
Hydric Soils in the Lowcountry

Hydric soils form in saturated conditions, including flooding and/or ponding, where the presence of water is evident within the upper 12 inches of the soil profile. Essentially, the soil is saturated long enough for anaerobic conditions to form. Many of the factors that contribute to the presence of hydric soils also influence the presence of wetland hydrology and vegetation.

Red –cockaded Woodpeckers and Safe Harbor Agreements in SC

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was one of the largest and most influential pieces of conservation legislation passed in the U.S. The law not only protects individual species determined to be threatened or endangered, it also protects critical habitat for these species. Few people know that one of the first species to be listed and receive federal protection under this act was the Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis).

Process and Management Issues for Accreting Barrier Beaches - Southeast USA

1. Introduction

A number of barrier islands in the southeast USA have accreted more than 300 meters (m) over the past several decades. Segments of Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Fripp Island and Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, and St. Simmons Island in Georgia are much wider today than 30-50 years ago. The primary source of sand in each case has been large scale bypassing at the up-coast inlet.


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