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An environmental approach to the restoration of badly eroded sand dunes
Wilcock, F.A.; Carter, R.W.G. (1977). An environmental approach to the restoration of badly eroded sand dunes. Biol. Conserv. 11(4): 279-291. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/0006-3207(77)90041-6
In: Biological Conservation. Elsevier: Barking. ISSN 0006-3207, more
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  • Wilcock, F.A.
  • Carter, R.W.G.

Abstract
    On a coastline where the natural beach/dune system is essentially stable, the ability of the sand dunes to recover from degradation caused by human activities is seriously impaired, even when conventional remedial techniques are employed. This paper presents a short report on an experimental regrading scheme which has shown that the initial smoothing of the foredune profile by bulldozer is beneficial to ecological recovery. It is felt that this method is the only practical alternative in such areas, and that ecologists, planners and conservationists should not be reluctant to employ engineering techniques if environmental conditions warrant their use.

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