A meta-analysis on grassland reclamation using biosolids reveals improved vegetative cover and productivity, but room for improvement to increase plant biodiversity

1Natural Resource Sciences, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

Research on vegetation responses to the land application of biosolids has increased in the past 20 years, but there is no consensus on how plant communities respond to biosolids applications.

Regulations Special Announcement

Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) has requested comments on their draft PFAS Draft Chemical Action Plan (CAP). This CAP includes a variety of chapters, one of which is on biosolids. To review the CAP and provide comments, visit the PFAS CAP website. The comment period has been extended to January 22, 2021. 

Protect Your Turf

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Membership Spotlight

Tamara, or Tami as most of us know her, runs Terre-Source, an organics recycling company in old downtown Mount Vernon, WA, overlooking the beautiful Skagit River.  Tami started Terre-Source to serve the compost industry and provide her clients with consulting services for the best utilization of biosolids compost and guidance in navigating the regulatory requirements for composting.

Leadership Spotlight Series

Brown and Caldwell is a 100% environmental and 100% employee-owned firm with over 1,700 employees all working towards a common goal: to make a positive impact on our environment and in our world. Brown and Caldwell has worked on major biosolids management programs throughout the country.