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Name: Brandon D.
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Date: May 18, 2002

In restoring a lagoon area with peat soil, how does a bioengineer determine what type of native plantings to use to prevent erosion?

Probably in consultation with the local agricultural extension office, for knowledge about native plants and which of these is best for soil retention.

Possibly helpful:

Anthony Brach

The EPA has extensive information on wetland restoration, a good place to start:

J. Elliott

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