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Title: Revisiting forest road retirement

Author: Kolka, Randy; Smidt, Mathew;

Date: 2001

Source: Water Resources Impact, 3(3): 15-18

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Determining 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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Kolka, Randy; Smidt, Mathew 2001. Revisiting forest road retirement. Water Resources Impact, 3(3): 15-18


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