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Slope failure as an upslope source of stream woodAuthor(s): Daniel Miller
Source: In: Anderson, P.D.; Ronnenberg, K.L., eds. Density management in the 21st century: west side story. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-880. Portland, OR: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 211-211.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionLarge woody debris is recognized as an important component of stream geomorphology and stream ecosystem function, and forest-land management is recognized as an important control on the quantity (and size and species distributions) of wood available for recruitment to streams. Much of the wood present in streams comes from adjacent forests, and riparian management practices now refl ect our understanding of the role these forests play in modulating and maintaining stream environments. In steep terrain, slope failures also carry wood (and sediment) to streams from upslope source areas. In these environments, periodic inputs of wood and sediment from landslides and debris fl ows also play an important role in stream geomorphology and ecosystem dynamics.
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CitationMiller, Daniel. 2013. Slope failure as an upslope source of stream wood. In: Anderson, P.D.; Ronnenberg, K.L., eds. Density management in the 21st century: west side story. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-880. Portland, OR: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 211-211.
Keywordslarge woody debris, slope failure, stream wood, wood recruitment modeling.
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