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Evaluation of Effectiveness and Cost-Benefits of Woolen Roadside Reclamation Products

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This research project developed three types of products for study: woolen erosion control blankets (ECBs), wool incorporated into wood fiber compost and wool incorporated into silt fence. The project, supported by Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates, compared the wool products’ performance to roadside reclamation products commonly used for revegetating cut slopes.