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Revisiting forest road retirementAuthor(s): Randy Kolka; Mathew Smidt
Source: Water Resources Impact, 3(3): 15-18
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionDetermining the sources of nonpoint source pollution in a watershed is difficult, although the largest source of sediment in forested systems is from skld trails, haul roads, and landings associated with forest harvest- ing (Ketcheson et al., 1999; Swft, 1988) The transport of sediment to streams and subsequent sedimentation leads to the loss of stream habitat and changes in stream hydrology (NCASI. 1999a; 1999b). Forest road position in the landscape, the soil type and geoloLgy present, and method of retirement ultimately determines the amount of sediment flux to the stream (Ketcheson et al., 1999; Swift, 1988).
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CitationKolka, Randy; Smidt, Mathew. 2001. Revisiting forest road retirement. Water Resources Impact, 3(3): 15-18
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