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Surface Erosion Control Techniques on Newly Constructed Forest RoadsAuthor(s): Johnny M. Grace; John Wilhoit; Robert Rummer; Bryce Stokes
Source: Written for presentation at the Paper No. 965017, 1996 ASAE Annual International Meeting sponsored by ASAE
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
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DescriptionA newly constructed forest road was treated with three erosion control treatments: wood excelsior erosion mat, native grass species, and exotic grass species. The study evaluates treatment methods on the basis of sediment reduction and runoff volume reduction compared to no treatment. The erosion mat treatment was most effective in mitigating erosion losses with a 98 percent reduction in cut slope sediment production and 88 percent reduction in fillslope sediment production. No significant difference was found between the erosion mat and grass treatments.
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CitationGrace, Johnny M., III; Wilhoit, John; Rummer, Robert; Stokes, Bryce. 1999. Surface Erosion Control Techniques on Newly Constructed Forest Roads. Written for presentation at the Paper No. 965017, 1996 ASAE Annual International Meeting sponsored by ASAE
KeywordsForest roads, Soil Erosion, Conservation Practices, Slopes, Economics
- Sediment production and runoff from forest road sideslopes
- Evaluation of erosion control techniques on forest roads
- Erosion Control Techniques on Forest Road Cutslopes and Fillslopes in North Alabama
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