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Forestry and forest management impacts on wetlandsAuthor(s): William H. McKee
Source: Proceedings of the Conference Wetlands of the Chesapeake
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionForested wetlands, a valuable source of timber, need to be harvested through proper management techniques to avoid sedimentation and nutrient enrichment of runoff and the deterioration of the soils and drainage pattern& Management practices that utilize a shelterwood cut, prescibed buming, site preparation, phosphorus fertilization or hazard indices of probability of damage during the wet season will minimize such problems. In areas where soils have been compacted and drainage impaired, site restoration th,ough distructlon and bedding and stand regeneration are the proper remedy. While most wetland forests can be bogged using proper management, some are better left alone to avoid destruction of wildlife habitat, impairment of water quality, and reduction of Dood protection capacity.
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CitationMcKee, William H. Jr. 1985. Forestry and forest management impacts on wetlands. In: Proceedings of the conference wetlands of the Chesapeake. 1985 April 9-11; Easton, Maryland: 216-224.
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