California Department of Transportation

Research, Monitoring, and Assessment

NativeREvegetation.Org Research Resources

Roadside Revegetation Resources


Tahoe Erosion Control Monitoring (Michael Hogan)

Lake Tahoe Study

Executive Summary
If you are short on time, just read this document as it does a very good job summarizing the findings of the documents listed below.

Brockway Fill Slopes New

Brockway Test Plots

Heavenly Canyon

Myers Airport

Northstar Lookout

Northstar Unit 7

Resort at Squaw Creek

Tahoma Soil Boxes

Truckee Bypass


SEA Streets

"The 2nd Avenue SEA Streets project has prevented the discharge of all dry season flow and 98 percent of the wet season runoff. It can fully attenuate the runoff volume produced by approximately 0.75 inch of rain on its catchments. Based on estimates for a street drainage system design according to City of Seattle conventions, the SEA Streets alternative reduces runoff discharged to Pipers Creek in the wet months by a factor of 4.7 relative to the conventional street."

Take the SEA Streets Virtual Tour.


Regeneration of Nitrogen Fertility in Disturbed Soils Using Compost
Graphs nitrogen release from various composts and compares compost release rates with two native topsoils.

Compost Use for Erosion Control And Improved Stormwater Quality New
Literature Review.

Annual Sediment, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Losses From Bare And Compost Amended Fill Slopes New


Investigation of the Feasibility and Benefits of Low-Impact Site Design Practices for the San Diego Region

The assessment of basins, biofiltration, and low-impact design practices analyzed the expected infiltration capacity of the case study sites. It also considered related LID techniques and practices, such as source reduction strategies, that work in concert with infiltration to serve the goals of:

  1. Preventing increase in annual runoff volume from the pre- to the post-developed state
  2. Preventing increase in annual pollutant mass loadings between the two development states, and
  3. Avoiding exceedences of California Toxics Rule (CTR) acute saltwater criteria for copper and zinc.

This report shows low-impact site design techniques to be capable of regaining the groundwater recharge lost in development to a greater extent than conventional BMPs. At the same time LID techniques substantially preserve predevelopment hydrologic conditions and prevent most or all pollutant transport to receiving waters.