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    Author(s): Ajay Prasad
    Date: 2007
    Source: Logan, UT: Utah State University. 203 p. Thesis.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    The construction and use of forest roads can have impacts on geomorphic processes and erosion patterns in forested basins. Analyzing these impacts will help forest managers to effectively manage road and road drainage system and hence minimize the negative impacts of forest roads. To manage forest roads effectively the USDA Forest Service (USFS) has developed a road inventory from Global Positioning System (GPS) road surveys. The primary goal of the inventory is to document the condition of the roads, sources of sediment, and how sediments that originate from the road prism are ultimately routed to the hillslope and stream network. The Forest service road inventory is stored in Geographic Information System (GIS) shapefiles following a data structure that has been developed for this purpose. In this project a GIS tool was developed to use the road inventory information to analyze the effects of forest roads on forest basins.

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    Citation

    Prasad, Ajay. 2007. A tool to analyze environmental impacts of roads on forest watersheds. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 203 p. Thesis.

    Keywords

    roads, forest watersheds, geomorphic processes, erosion patterns, road inventory

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