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    Author(s): Chuck Rhoades; Carl Chambers; Kelly ElderDerek Pierson; Banning Starr
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2012 Summer Specialty Conference; Riparian Ecosystems IV: Advancing Science, Economics and Policy; June 27-29, 2012; Denver, Colorado. Online: http://www.awra.org/proceedings/Summer2012/Riparian/index.html
    Publication Series: Abstract
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Mountain pine beetle outbreaks have caused an unprecedented amount of tree mortality in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming forests over the past decade. The extensive overstory mortality and associated salvage logging activities may threaten the sustained delivery of clean water from beetle-affected forests. In this study, we evaluate nutrient retention by riparian buffers consisting of beetle-killed trees and examine nutrient responses to harvesting of hillslope and riparian forests dominated by lodgepole pine. Here, we compare nutrient leaching and soil nutrient pools between beetlekilled stands and salvage-logged units for a three year period.

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    Rhoades, Chuck; Chambers, Carl; Elder, Kelly; Pierson, Derek; Starr, Banning. 2012. Nutrient and carbon retention in riparian and hillslope forests after mountain pine beetle infestation and timber harvesting in Colorado (Abstract). In: Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2012 Summer Specialty Conference; Riparian Ecosystems IV: Advancing Science, Economics and Policy; June 27-29, 2012; Denver, Colorado. Online: http://www.awra.org/proceedings/Summer2012/Riparian/index.html

    Keywords

    mountain pine beetle, timber harvesting, soil nutrient pools, Colorado

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