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Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States


Elliot, William J. 2010. Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(1)12-17.

As society looks to our nation's forests as sources of energy, there is a risk of increased runoff and erosion. This report gives an overview of watershed processes, discusses the impacts of biomass removal on those processes, provides some guidelines to minimize adverse impacts, and describes an approach for estimating the effects of biomass removal on soil erosion.

Keywords: energy, wood fuel, timber harvest


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States
Electronic Publish Date: February 4, 2010
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February 4, 2010

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