Water Regulation on Forest Land

Author: Klawitter, Ralph A.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 68, Number 6, 1 June 1970 , pp. 338-342(5)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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One key objective of water regulation on wet forest land is to increase timber production. Other objectives are to improve wildlife habitat, range land, and flood control. Wetland forests vary widely in site conditions and in their responses to water and soil management. Each kind--swamps, bottomlands, bays, and wet flats--must receive a prescription suited to local peculiarities, because water regulation works best when properly applied to the task for which it is designed. Measures applied, however, must be well enough understood and sufficiently controlled to enable changes in design and shifts in productivity from one resource use to another as the future demands.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Director, Northeastern Forest Exp. Sta., Forest Serv., U.S.D.A., Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: June 1, 1970

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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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