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Selected Publications and Documents

Black, Thomas A.; Luce, Charles H. 2013. Measuring water and sediment discharge from a road plot with a settling basin and tipping bucket. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-287. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 38 p.


Black, Thomas A.; Luce, Charles H. 1999. Changes in erosion from gravel surfaced forest roads through time. Sessions, John; Chung, Woodam, eds. Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 10th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium; 1999 March 28- April 1, Corvallis, OR; Corvallis, Oregon. Oregon State University and International Union of Forestry Research Organizations: 204-218.


Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Tarboton, David G.; Pack, Robert T.; Luce, Charles H. 2002. A probabilistic approach for channel initiation. Water resources research. 38(12): 61-1 - 61-14.


Luce, Charles H.; Tarboton, David G.; Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Pack, Robert T. 2005. Reply to comment by Jonathan J. Rhodes on ‘‘Modeling of the interactions between forest vegetation, disturbances, and sediment yields,’’ J. Geophys. Res., 110, F01013, doi:10.1029/2004JF000279. (63 kb)


Luce, Charles H. 2002. Hydrological processes and pathways affected by forest roads: what do we still need to learn?. Hydrological processes. 16(1): 2901-2904.


Luce, Charles H.; Black, Thomas A. 2001. Effects of traffic and ditch maintenance on forest road sediment production. In: Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, March 25 to 29, 2001, Reno, Nevada. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Inter-agency Committee on Water Resources, Subcommittee on Sedimentation: V-67-V-74.


Luce, Charles H.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Dunham, Jason B.; Clayton, James L.; King, John G.; Black, Thomas A. 2001. Incorporating aquatic ecology into decisions on prioritization of road decommissioning. Water resources impact. 3(3): 8-14.


Luce, Charles H.; Wemple, Beverley C. 2001. Introduction to special issue on hydrologic and geomorphic effects of forest roads. Earth surface processes and landforms. 26(2): 111-113.


Luce, Charles H.; Black, Thomas A. 2001. Spatial and temporal patterns in erosion from forest roads. In: Wigmosta, M. S.; Burges, S. J., eds. Land use and watersheds: human influence on hydrology and geomorphology in urban and forest areas. Water science and application, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union: 165-178.


Luce, Charles H.; Black, Thomas A. 1999. Sediment production from forest roads in western Oregon. Water Resources Research. 35(8): 2561-2570.  (1002 kb)


Luce, Charles H. 1997. Effectiveness of road ripping in restoring infiltration capacity of forest roads. Restoration Ecology. 5(3): 265-270.


Luce, Charles H. ; Cundy, T. W. 1994. Parameter identification for a runoff model for forest roads. Water Resources Research. 30(4): 1057-1069.


Luce, Charles H.; Cundy, T. W. 1992. Modification of the kinematic wave - Philip infiltration overland flow model. Water Resources Research. 28(4): 1179-1186. (446 kb)


Prasad, Ajay. 2007. A tool to analyze environmental impacts of road on forest watersheds. MS Thesis. Utah State University, USA.


Prasad, Ajay; Tarboton, David G.; Luce, Charles H.; Black, Thomas A.  2005.  A GIS tool to analyze forest road sediment production and stream impacts.  2005. ESRI International User Conference Proceedings [electronic resource]: July 25-29, 2005, San Diego, Calif. Redlands, CA: ESRI. 10 p.


Retter, Matthias. 2003. Exploring subsurface flowpaths at the low pass field site, Oregon, USA. Diploma Thesis. University of Freiburg, Germany.


Other Publications


Note that other publications can be found by searching the DigiTop (USDA) or the TreeSearch (Forest Service) publications


Elliot, William J.; Foltz, Randy B.; Luce, Charles H . 1995. Validation of Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model for low-volume forest roads. Transportation Research Board. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Low-Volume Roads; Washington, DC. National Academy Press: 178-186.


Elliot, William J.; Foltz, Randy B.; Luce, Charles H .; [and others]. 1996. Computer-aided risk analysis in road decommissioning. Proceedings of the AWRA Symposium on Watershed Restoration Management; Syracuse, NY. American Water Resources Association: 341-350.


Elliott, William J.; Foltz, Randy B.; Luce, Charles H . 1999. Modeling low-volume road erosion. Transportation Research Record. 1652: 244-249.


Gucinski, Hermann; Furniss, Michael J.; Ziemer, Robert R.; Brookes, Martha H. 2001. Forest roads: a synthesis of scientific information. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-509. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 103 p.


Switalski, T. A.; Bissonette, J. A.; Deluca, T. H.; Luce, C. H.; Madej, M. A. 2004. Benefits and impacts of road removal. Frontiers in ecology and the environment. 2(1): 21-28.

Tysdal, L. M.; Elliot, William J.; Luce, Charles H. ; [and others]. 1999. Modeling erosion from insloping low-volume roads with the WEPP Watershed Model. Transportation Research Record. 1652: 250-256.


Procedures and Documents


Note that several documents, including the GRAIP Manual, are on the downloads page

Road Inventory for Watershed Analysis with GRAIP one sheet


The Water Road Interaction Technology Series website




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