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INT-RP-231: Nutrient losses from timber harvesting in a larch/ Douglas-fir forest
Stark, Nellie M. 1979. Nutrient losses from timber harvesting in a larch/ Douglas-fir forest. Res. Pap. INT-RP-231. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 41 p.
Nutrient levels as a result of experimental clearcutting, shelterwood cutting, and group selection cutting - each with three levels of harvesting intensity - were studied in a larchfir forest in northwest Montana, experimentally logged with a skyline system. None of the treatments altered nutrient levels in an intermittent stream, nor were excessive amounts of nutrients lost in soil below the root zone. Under conditions on this site, skyline logging did not result in surface erosion or nutrient losses that would affect forest management.
Keywords: harvest, nutrient cycling, nutrient loss, water quality
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Nutrient losses from timber harvesting in a larch/ Douglas-fir
Publish Date: January 4, 2012
Last Update: January 4, 2012
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