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Development of a comprehensive vegetation management plan for the Alaska Railroad

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1999

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Kemenosh, Karolann, 1999, Development of a comprehensive vegetation management plan for the Alaska Railroad: University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Since 1981, the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARR) has been unable to obtain a permit for the use of herbicides along the railway. The presence of plants that grow in the railroad bed contribute to the retention of fine soil particles and organic matter which together prevent the proper drainage of water. Maintaining proper drainage in the ballast section is one of the most critical requirements for a stable track structure. Few issues have caused as much controversy for the ARR as the application for a permit to use a herbicide along selected areas of the railbed (i.e. ballast, sub-ballast, and shoulder) to help reduce these problems. Effective vegetation management is rarely straightforward and cannot be accomplished using only a [...]

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NWBLCC Test to validate 3364 records in xml format
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NWBLCC-20160527b.xml

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