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The R⊙le of Vegetation in Erosion Control and Water Conservation

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Much is being said and written nowadays about erosion and flood control and watershed protection, in short, forest influences. It is well that the information forming the basis of programs of land management under consideration be thoroughly established. It is the only way for permanent advancement. While a voluminous literature on the subject of forests, floods and erosion exists much of it is controversial indicating incompleteness of scientifically established knowledge in this field. This paper by Dr. Lowdermilk who has been carrying on experimentation for a decade, briefly reviews, the status of our information on certain phases of the rĂ´le of forest and other vegetation in erosion flood control and water supply, and indicates at what points investigations have been made and need to be made to bring the knowledge in this field up to date.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Vice-Director, Soil Erosion Service, Department of Interior

Publication date: May 1, 1934

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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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