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Headwater Highways-A New Forest Menace

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Abstract:

Although few specific data are available on the subject it is clearly evident to the casual observer that highway construction in headwater areas often accelerates run-off and erosion. Many readers undoubtedly will disagree with some of the author's arguments. The article, however, should stimulate interest in what probably already is an important problem, and one that will become more serious as additional highways are constructed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: March 1, 1941

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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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