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Minimizing post-fire erosion using rainwater harvesting practicesAuthor(s): P. R. Garcia-Chevesich; R. Valdes; D. Neary; R. Pizarro
Source: Environmental Connection. 9(2): 24-25.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThough wildfires can lead to tremendous rates of soil erosion, they also have several beneficial effects on natural areas. Plants in ecosystems that are susceptible to wildfires often survive through adaptation processes that include physical protection against heat, increased growth after a wildfire event and production of flammable materials that stimulate fire and may diminish competition.
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CitationGarcia-Chevesich, P. R.; Valdes, R.; Neary, D.; Pizarro, R. 2015. Minimizing post-fire erosion using rainwater harvesting practices. Environmental Connection. 9(2): 24-25.
Keywordswildfire, soil erosion, rainwater harvesting
- Wind erosion of soils burned by wildfire
- Targeting forest management through fire and erosion modeling
- Comparing erosion risks from forest operations to wildfire
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