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Soil-disturbance field guideAuthor(s): Carolyn Napper; Steven Howes; Deborah Page-Dumroese
Source: 0819 1815-SDTDC. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 103 p.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe San Dimas Technology and Development Center of the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, developed the soil-disturbance field guide as a soil monitoring tool to identify soildisturbance classes. The field guide provides detailed descriptions and photographic examples - over a wide range of climatic and vegetative conditions - of the undisturbed soil condition and the three soil-disturbance classes. The field guide is not only a training tool but also a tool for individuals, such as soil scientists, silviculturists, contract inspectors, fuel management specialists, and other resource managers to use when conducting field soil-disturbance assessments.
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CitationNapper, Carolyn; Howes, Steven; Page-Dumroese, Deborah. 2009. Soil-disturbance field guide. 0819 1815-SDTDC. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 103 p.
Keywordssoil-disturbance, vegetative growth
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