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Emergency watershed treatments on burned lands in southwestern OregonAuthor(s): Ed Gross; Ivars Steinblums; Curt Ralston; Howard Jubas
Source: In: Berg, Neil H. tech. coord. Proceedings of the Symposium on Fire and Watershed Management: October 26-28, 1988, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-109. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 109-114
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionFollowing extensive, natural wildfires on the Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon during fall 1987, numerous rehabilitation measures were applied to severely burned public and private forest watersheds. Treatments were designed to prevent offsite degradation of water quality and fisheries, to minimize soil erosion and productivity losses, and to prevent offsite damage to life and property. Treatments were concentrated along stream channels and on steeply sloping lands prone to erosion and mass wasting. Treatments included aerial and hand sowing of grass and legume seed, 4,130 ha; fertilization, 2,750 ha; construction of check dams, 167 structures; construction of straw bale erosion barriers, 179 structures; spreading of straw mulch, 23 ha; planting shrubs and tree seedlings, 10 ha; and contour log structures, 70 ha. Success of treatments following a relatively mild winter ranged from filled check dams to untested straw bale erosion barriers and contour log structures.
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CitationGross, Ed; Steinblums, Ivars; Ralston, Curt; Jubas, Howard. 1989. Emergency watershed treatments on burned lands in southwestern Oregon. In: Berg, Neil H. tech. coord. Proceedings of the Symposium on Fire and Watershed Management: October 26-28, 1988, Sacramento, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-109. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 109-114
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