Skip to main content
Does Canoeing Increase Streambank Erosion?
Northern Research Station
North Central Research Station
Research Note NC-186. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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.
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
We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.