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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nice video explaining straw checkerboard dune stabilization

If you want to see the footprint of the massive dune stabilization work associated with this railroad, go to 37°29'22.94"N 105° 1'42.60"E in Google Earth. Zoom out enough so you can see the stabilized area near the rails and the unstabilized sand. Cool isn't it?

By the way, straw checkerboards lead to biocrust growth.


  1. Great video, Matt! Thanks so much!

  2. Wow, that is great indeed. Thanks for sharing the GPS coordinates. I especially like all the countless panoramio pictures that are uploaded from the area on google earth. If you haven't looked at them, do so