Researchers Take Aim At Restoring Fort Knox | Agricultural Sciences

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Researchers Take Aim At Restoring Fort Knox

December 04, 2008


After years of serving as a training ground for tanks and various other Army weaponry, the ground at Fort Knox has experienced significant erosion and damage. In addition to the damage caused to the vegetation, various animal species residing in sinkholes, caves, and surrounding properties have been disturbed as well. SIUC hydrologists Dr. Karl Williard, Dr. Jon Schoonover, Dr. John Groninger, Dr. James Zaczek and Dr. Charles Ruffner have the monumental task of beginning the restoration of the area.  Learn more about this project at: