Project #27: Walden Pond

  • Wendi Goldsmith
  • Donald Gray
  • John McCullah


GEOMORPHIC SETTING: Walden Pond is a 62-acre glacial kettle-hole pond in a Massachusetts state park and is a National Historic Landmark. Walden Pond was the setting of Henry David Thoreau’s classic, “Walden,” which has been read by thousands for over a century. Thoreau, a poet, philosopher, and naturalist, is considered to have begun the American environmental movement. The pond has attracted large crowds of bathers since Victorian times (Fig. 1).


Boulder Stake Willow Bare Spot Coir 


  1. Goldsmith, Wendi. (2001). “Improving the Nature of Walden Pond.” IECA News Nov.-Dec. 1998:Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendi Goldsmith
    • 1
  • Donald Gray
    • 2
  • John McCullah
    • 3
  1. 1.Bioengineering GroupSalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Salix Applied EarthcareReddingUSA

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