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Title: Using landslide risk analysis to protect fish habitat

Author: Rice, R. M.;

Date: 1986

Source: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 67(44): 951.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The protection of anadromous fish habitat is an important water quslity concern in the Pacific Northwest. Sediment from logging-related debris avalanches can cause habitat degradation. Research on conditions associated with the sites where debris avalanches originate has resulted in a risk assessment methodology based on linear discriminant analysis. The probability of causing a debris avalanche by clearcutting can be coupled with an appraisal of the resulting costs and benefits to estimate the risk threshold which maximizes the forest manager's value system.

Keywords: PSW4351, landslide, fish habitat, sediment, debris avalanches, habitat degradatio

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Rice, R. M. 1986. Using landslide risk analysis to protect fish habitat. EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 67(44): 951.


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