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Title: Soil and water management in the shortleaf pine ecosystem

Author: Miller, Edwin L.;

Date: 1986

Source: In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 211-221

Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

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Description: The opportunities for achieving watershed management goals in the process of timber management in the range of shortleaf pine are excellent. Water yield increases may occur with forest harvest but with little or no adverse watershed effects. Peak or flood flows for major storms are little affected by forest harvest. Serious erosion potentials exist when inappropriate silvicultural treatments are applied on erodible sites but prudent managers have many harvest and site proeparation options which will not cause serious erosion problems when properly applied. Erosion from roads poses the greatest potential for water quality degration. Excellent opportunities exist for trapping road sediments on vegetated slopes when roads are properly located and drained. Stream crossings deserve special sediment control consideration. Streamside management zones (SMZ) are needed to stablize stream beds and banks, protect flood zones and provide shade for stream temperature maintenance. SMZ's can meet watershed objectives and be managed for other timber- and non-timber outputs.

Keywords: Shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata, southern pine, management, soil, water, watershed management

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Miller, Edwin L. 1986. Soil and water management in the shortleaf pine ecosystem. In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 211-221.

 


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