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Title: Cumulative effects of fuel treatments on channel erosion and mass wasting

Author: Reid, Leslie M.;

Date: 2010

Source: In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-125.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Controversy over fuel treatments on public forestlands often focuses on the potential for such treatments to contribute to cumulative watershed impacts. If a fuel treatment project modifies the production or transport of water, sediment, or woody debris through a channel network, downstream habitats and aquatic resources may respond adversely to the changes. If these changes augment impacts from previous or on-going activities, the fuel treatment project will have increased the overall level of impact-the cumulative impact-to downstream resources.

Keywords: cumulative effects, watershed, wildfire, fuel management, water quality, soil erosion

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Reid, Leslie M. 2010. Cumulative effects of fuel treatments on channel erosion and mass wasting. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-125.

 


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