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Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United StatesAuthor(s): William J. Elliot
Source: Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(1)12-17.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionAs society looks to our nation's forests as sources of energy, there is a risk of increased runoff and erosion. This report gives an overview of watershed processes, discusses the impacts of biomass removal on those processes, provides some guidelines to minimize adverse impacts, and describes an approach for estimating the effects of biomass removal on soil erosion.
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CitationElliot, William J. 2010. Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(1)12-17.
Keywordsenergy, wood fuel, timber harvest
- Rill erosion rates in burned forests
- Watershed rehabilitation: a process view
- Erosional consequences of timber harvesting: An appraisal
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