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Groenier, James Scott; Foltz, Randy B.; Showers, Charles . 2005. Testing Wood Shreddings for Erosion Control on Decommissioned Roads. 0571 2342P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 4 p.

Describes test plots established to measure erosion on a decommissioned road in the Payette National Forest in Idaho. Four repetitions of three different treatments to control erosion are being compared against four plots where the bare ground was exposed. The treatments being tested include straw, WoodStraw (produced by Forest Concepts, LLC), and wood shreddings. The amount of sedimentation eroded from each of the plots will be monitored for 3 years. The research is being conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station's laboratory in Moscow, ID. The other tech tips in this series on evaluating wood shreddings for erosion control include:

  • Shredding Small Trees To Create Mulch for Erosion Control (Tech Tip 0471–2335–MTDC)
  • Using Rainfall Simulators To Test Wood Shreddings for Erosion Control (Tech Tip 0571–2329P–MTDC)

Keywords: biomass, Idaho, overland flow, Payette National Forest, research, sedimentation, soil conservation, straw, use, utilization, WoodStraw


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