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Facility rehabilitationAuthor(s): Edwin H. Ketchledge
Source: In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 166-173.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionRestoration of vegetation on damaged sites is the most perplexing challenge in facility rehabilitation. In the Adirondack Mountains, the ecological impact of recreationists on the natural environment has become critical in two high-quality interior areas: on the steep higher slopes where trails soon become eroding stream channels, washing away the thin mountain soils; and on the open summits where the fragile alpine communities are trampled by traffic from below. Our research efforts of 6 years have yielded a technique for restoring the deteriorating summits. We are trying to involve the largest regional hike-climbing organization in a sustained program of trailsmanship to assist the Environmental Conservation Department in effecting vegetational controls.
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CitationKetchledge, Edwin H. 1971. Facility rehabilitation. In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 166-173.
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