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Cumulative effects of fuel treatments on channel erosion and mass wasting

Posted date: January 12, 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: Reid, Leslie M.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-125.
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Abstract

Controversy over fuel treatments on public forestlands often focuses on the potential for such treatments to contribute to cumulative watershed impacts. If a fuel treatment project modifies the production or transport of water, sediment, or woody debris through a channel network, downstream habitats and aquatic resources may respond adversely to the changes. If these changes augment impacts from previous or on-going activities, the fuel treatment project will have increased the overall level of impact-the cumulative impact-to downstream resources.

Citation

Reid, Leslie M. 2010. Cumulative effects of fuel treatments on channel erosion and mass wasting. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 101-125.