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Does Canoeing Increase Streambank Erosion?

Author(s):

Edward A. Hansen

Year:

1975

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

North Central Research Station

Source:

Research Note NC-186. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Description

Describes research on the Pine River in Michigan to determine if large increases in canoeing accelerated streambank erosion. Most erosion was natural, but people sliding and camping on streambanks created some erosion. Heavy canoe traffic was not a cause of erosion.

Citation

Hansen, Edward A. 1975. Does Canoeing Increase Streambank Erosion?. Research Note NC-186. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

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