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Harvesting impacts on steep slopes in VirginiaAuthor(s): W.B. Stuart; S.L. Carr
Source: In: McCormick, Larry H.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings, 8th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1991 March 4-6; University Park, PA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-148. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 67-81.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionTen tracts in the mountains of western Virginia were intensively sampled to determine the type and extent of soil disturbance from ground-based logging and the attendant erosion risk. Average slopes for the tracts ranged from 21 to 43 percent. Logged slopes exceeded 50 percent. All tracts surveyed were logged prior to the push for voluntary Best Management Practices and had been completed at least three months before the survey was conducted.Two logging methods were observed: skidding overland directlry from stump to roadside, and the use of bladed skid trails.
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CitationStuart, W.B.; Carr, S.L. 1991. Harvesting impacts on steep slopes in Virginia. In: McCormick, Larry H.; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings, 8th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1991 March 4-6; University Park, PA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-148. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 67-81.
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