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    Author(s): George G. Ice; Robert L. Beschta; Raymond S. Craig; James R. Sedell
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 533-536
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Forest Practice Rules under the Oregon Forest Practices Act were modified in 1987 to increase protection of riparian areas adjacent to timber harvest operations. These modifications addressed concerns about water quality protection and retaining trees as sources of large woody debris for future stream channel structure. The rule changes triggered debate about the quantity and quality of trees that should be left in riparian zones. Issues still under discussion include the silvicultural consequences of these rule modifications, and the need to better predict the costs and benefits of the rule changes.

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    Ice, George G.; Beschta, Robert L.; Craig, Raymond S.; Sedell, James R. 1989. Riparian Protection Rules for Oregon Forests. In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 533-536

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