Erosion: A Problem in Forestry

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The necessity of meintaing a soil cover to check erosion, aside from its effect on water conservation, is emphasized in this paper and held up to the forester as a problem requiring his careful study. On badly eroded land the forester will have the dual job of devising means to check erosion and starting a new forest. Reference is made to experimental determinations of the influence of soil cover upon run-off and erosion.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, California Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: February 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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