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Forest Roads: Where Soil and Water Don't Mix

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One guiding principle that will help forester s minimize the impact of roads on water quality is a seemingly obvious statement: Roads are horizontal features in a landscape characterized by vertical processes. Erosion mitigation efforts require understanding surface water momentum, planning roads to avoid surface water as much as possible, and working with the elements of the universal soil loss equation--rainfall and runoff erosivity, soil erodibility, slope length and percent slope, vegetative cover, and soil conservation practices.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

Publication date: August 1, 1999

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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