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Trail Transect: A Method for Documenting Trail ChangesAuthor(s): R.E. Leonard; A.M. Whitney
Source: Res. Pap. NE-389. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA trail transect that documents trail conditions and changes in trails has been used successfully over the past 3 years to measure soil loss, and changes in trail width and vegetation. The system also can be used to study the relationship between trail degradation and the physical characteristics of the site. Data from trail transects can be useful in determining the physical conditions favorable for trail construction.
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CitationLeonard, R.E.; Whitney, A.M. 1977. Trail Transect: A Method for Documenting Trail Changes. Res. Pap. NE-389. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
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