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Title: Some effects of logging and associated road construction on northern California streams

Author: Burns, James W.;

Date: 1972

Source: Transactions, American Fisheries Society 101(1): 1-17.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Abstract - The effects of logging and associated road construction on four California trout and salmon streams were investigated from 1966 through 1969. This study included measurements of streambed sedimentation, water quality, fish food abundance, and stream nursery capacity. Logging was found to be compatible with anadromous fish production when adequate attention was given to stream protection and channel clearance. The carrying capacities for juvenile salmonids of some stream sections were increased when high temperatures, low dissolved oxygen concentrations, and adverse sedimentation did not accompany the logging. Extensive use of bulldozers on steep slopes for road building and in stream channels during debris removal caused excessive streambed sedimentation in narrow streams. Sustained logging prolonged adverse conditions in one stream and delayed stream recovery. Other aspects of logging on anadromous fish production on the Pacific Coast are discussed.

Keywords: PSW4351, Caspar Creek, logging effects, northern California streams, fish, trout, salmon, sedimentation

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Burns, James W. 1972. Some effects of logging and associated road construction on northern California streams. Transactions, American Fisheries Society 101(1): 1-17.

 


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