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    Author(s): R.E. Leonard; J.L. McMahon; K.M. Kehoe; K.M. Kehoe
    Date: 1985
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-555. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Trampling impact studies were conducted in two eastern forest stands in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Changes in plant mortality on simulated trails during a trampling period and a recovery period were monitored photographically. The extent of damage and rate of recovery varied among species. For most species, the greatest change in plant mortality occurred between 100 and 300 trampling passes.

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    Leonard, R.E.; McMahon, J.L.; Kehoe, K.M. 1985. Hiker trampling impacts on Eastern forests. Res. Pap. NE-555. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.

    Keywords

    trampling, plant mortality, hiker impact

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