Environmental

Active Projects
TitleYearProj/Rpt #Researcher
Improvements to the Infrastructure Carbon Estimator (ICE)2018N/AAng-Olson
Design and Construction of Infiltration Facilities2018N/AGulliver
Assessing Culverts in Minnesota: Fish Passage and Storm Vulnerability2018N/AKozarek
MnDOT BMP's for Potentially Acid-Generating (PAG) Rock2018N/ASwanson
Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures Phase 2: Regional Field Trials and Economic Analysis2018N/AWatkins
Monitoring and Habitat Assessment of Declining Bumble Bees in Twin Cities Metro Roadsides2017N/ACariveau
Reduce Vehicle-Animal Collisions with Installation of Small Animal Exclusion Fencing2017N/AStapleton
Assessment of Field Infiltration Performance of Swales in Comparison to Minnesota Swales Calculator Estimates2017N/AToso
Characterization of Runoff Quality from Paved Low Volume Roads and Optimization of Treatment Methods2017N/AGulliver
Development and Regionalization of In Situ Bioslopes and Bioswales2017N/ASaftner
Concrete Grinding Residue: Its Effect on Roadside Vegetation and Soil Properties2016N/ACeylan
Permeable Pavement for Road Salt Reduction2016N/AGulliver
Iron-Enhanced Swale Ditch Checks for Phosphorus Removal2016N/AGulliver
Sediment Control Log (SCL) Performance, Design and Decision Matrix for Field Applications2016N/AWilson
Minnesota Culvert Manual to Accommodate Aquatic Species Passage2016N/AHernick
Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures 2016N/AWatkins
Regional Roadside Turfgrass Performance Testing Program2016N/AWatkins
Monitoring Iron Enhanced Stormwater Infiltration Basin in the Real World2015N/AMohseni
Expanding the Success of Salt-Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses Through Innovation and Education2015N/AWatkins
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Infiltration Basins: Standards and Procedures to Ensure Performance2018TRS1801
Casey
Culvert Designs for Aquatic Organism Passage: Culvert Design Practices Incorporating Sediment Transport2013TRS1302
Kozarek
TRS: Stormwater Infiltration Systems2009TRS0903
Edgerton
NPDES Stormwater Post-Construction Design Guidebook2016N/ANeprash
Use of Mussel Spat Rope for Fish Passage in Culverts20182018-13
Kozarek
Study of De-icing Salt Accumulation and Transport Through A Watershed20182017-50
Herb
Culvert Length and Interior Lighting Impacts to Topeka Shiner Passage20172017-44
Kozarek
Tailgate Test Kit for Determining Appropriate Sediment Reducing Chemicals and Dose Rates20172017-32
Toso
Slope Stabilization Guide for Minnesota Local Government Engineers20172017-17
2017-17G
Saftner
Enhancement and Application of the Minnesota Dry Swale Calculator20162016-15
Gulliver
Validation of Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Borrow Areas - Phase II20162016-11
Johnson
Assessing the Use of Shrub-Willows for Living Snow Fences in Minnesota20152015-46
Zamora
New Method for Determining Impervious Areas Saves Time and Money20152015-41
Gulliver
Web-Based Preventative Blowing and Drifting Snow Control Calculator Decision Tool20152015-21
Wyatt
Sediment Transport through Recessed Culverts: Laboratory Experiments20152015-08
Kozarek
Developing Salt-Tolerant Sod Mixtures for Use as Roadside Turf in Minnesota20142014-46
Watkins
Assessing and Improving Pollution Prevention by Swales20142014-30
Gulliver
Flocculation Treatment BMPs for Construction Water Discharges20142014-25
Druschel
Development and Evaluation of Effective Turbidity Monitoring Methods for Construction Projects20142014-24
Wilson
Implementation of Floating Weir System for Surface Skimming of Temporary Stormwater Ponds20142014-18
Toso
Evaluating an Herbicide-Applying Mower for Invasive Species Controls20142014-08
Tarasoff
Concrete Slurry, Wash, and Loss Water Mitigation20122012-21
Druschel
Evaluating the Cost and Benefits of Living Snow Fences20122012-03
Wyatt
BMP's for Stormwater Management RIC 2009-2011 Task 120112011RIC01
Assessment and Recommendations for the Operation of Standard Sumps as Best Management Practice for Stormwater Treatment (Volumes 1 and 2)20122011-08
2012-13
Mohseni
Evaluation of Buffer Width on Hydrologic Function, Water Quality, and Ecological Integrity of Wetlands20112011-06
Nieber
Improved Automatic Sampling for Suspended Solids20102010-38
Gulliver
Measuring Soil Contaminants Caused by Land Use20102010-22
Cherkassky
Designing Site-Specific Roadside Prairie or Grassland Seed Mixes20102010-20
MacDonagh
Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Gravel Pits20102010-11
Johnson
Assessment of Underground Stormwater Management Devices Under High Flow Conditions20102010-10
Mohseni
Stormwater Maintenance BMPs20092009RIC12
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Tire Shreds Used Below the Water Table in Road Base Fills20092009-02
Edstrom
Investigating the Effects on Wildlife of Reed Canarygrass Infestation of Minnesota Wetlands20082008-49
McMillan
Improved Methodologies for the Inoculation of Prairie Legumes in Roadside/Revegetation Settings20082008-48
Graham
Environmental Effects of Deicing Salt on Water Quality in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area20082008-42
Stefan
Design Tool for Controlling Runoff and Sediment from Highway Construction20082008-35
Wilson
The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan20082008-32
Johnson
Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management20082008-20
Krenz
Methods to Incorporate Historic Surface Hydrology Layer in Mn/Model [Phase 4] Using Existing Geographic Information System Data20082008-13
Stark
Wet Meadow Revegetation Following Invasive Plant Control20082008-04
Galatowitsch
Compaction Remediation for Construction Sites20082008-01
Chaplin
Performance Assessment of Underground Stormwater Treatment Devices20072007-46
Gulliver
Surveying Noxious Weeds in Roadway Rights-of-Way20072007-42
Wyse
Biological Control of Canada Thistle20072007-38
Wyse
Assessment of AFLP-based Genetic Variation in Three Native Plant Species Across the State of Minnesota20052005-46
Ehlke