Strip Planting for Flood Control

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Floods have caused tremendous damage in the territory represented by the Allegheny Section of the Society of American Foresters. For example, the March 1936 flood in Pennsylvania alone caused physical and direct flood losses estimated at 212 million dollars.3 Although man cannot prevent floods such as that of March 1936, he can, to a great extent, take measures to minimize their effects.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: October 1, 1940

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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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