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    Author(s): Charles R. Blinn; Ricky Dahlman; Lola Hislop; Michael A. Thompson
    Date: 1999
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 97(8): 1-7 (1999)
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Forest management activities and environmental concerns have accelerated significantly in the past 10 years. Worldwide expansion of economies and population has increased the demand for forest products and other uses of forests. These demands have the potential to negatively affect wetlands and streams. Wetlands, as referred to here, are areas containing soil with poor load-bearing capacity and high moisture content or standing water. They will include unstable sections on a haul road and are frequently affected by seasonal water fluctuations. Forest road and skid trail crossings of wetlands and streams have the greatest potential to affect water resources directly through soil compaction, rutting, or the placement of fill, and indirectly by funneling the movement of sediment, debris, and nutrients into the water body.

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    Blinn, Charles R.; Dahlman, Ricky ; Hislop, Lola; Thompson, Michael A. 1999. Options for temporary wetland and stream crossings. Journal of Forestry. 97(8): 1-7 (1999)


    wetlands, forest, economies and population, sediment, debris

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