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Ground-cover vegetation management at backcountry recreation sitesAuthor(s): Stephen Fay
Source: Research Note NE-201. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIncreasing use of remote backcountry recreation sites in the Northeast is resulting in a loss of the thin soil mantle and destruction of the ground-cover vegetation. Fencing, fertilization and liming and a combination of fencing, fertilization, and liming were tested as means of reestablishing ground-cover vegetation on bare mineral soils of the Tuckerman Ravine shelter site on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Results indicate that fencing would be a slow means of reestablishing ground-cover vegetation. Fertilization and liming were not very effective in producing an increase in the area covered by ground vegetation.
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CitationFay, Stephen. 1975. Ground-cover vegetation management at backcountry recreation sites. Research Note NE-201. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
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