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Clearcutting and burning slash alter quality of stream water in northern Idaho

Posted date: August 17, 2015
Publication Year: 
1975
Authors: Snyder, Gordon G.; Haupt, Harold F.; Belt, George H. Jr.
Publication Series: 
Research Paper (RP)
Source: Res. Pap. INT-RP-168. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 34 p.

Abstract

In the cedar-hemlock-grand fir ecosystem clearcutting of units of varying size (2.6 to 44 ha) and subsequent disposal of slash by prescribed burning resulted in on-site stream water quality changes. But off-site changes were of less intensity. Two of three clearcut units responded in this manner; a third unit gave different results. The physical and chemical components discussed represent the mean concentration per unit volume of discharge (or precipitation input) over a timespan of 21 months following land treatment.

Citation

Snyder, Gordon G.; Haupt, Harold F.; Belt, George H., Jr. 1975. Clearcutting and burning slash alter quality of stream water in northern Idaho. Res. Pap. INT-RP-168. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 34 p.