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Title

Effectiveness of Forest Road and Timber Harvest Best Management Practices with Respect to Sediment-Related Water Quality Impacts

 
Publication number Date Published
99-317May 1999
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Author(s) Rashin, E., C. Clishe, A. Loch, and J. Bell
Description Selected timber harvest, new road construction, and haul road maintenance best management practices (BMPs) were evaluated to determine their effectiveness. Specifically, the study assessed whether the BMPs achieved state water quality standards pertaining to sediment-related water quality impacts during the first one to three years following the practice. This investigation focused primarily on surface and stream channel erosion processes. A case study, weight-of-evidence approach was used to assess BMP effectiveness. Measures of effectiveness included erosion and sediment delivery to streams, physical disturbance of stream channels, and the condition of aquatic habitats and biological communities.

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Keywords timber, stream, study, order, water, water quality, sediment, quality, best management practices, management, TREE, riparian, pH, best management practice
WEB PAGE Forest practices effectiveness monitoring
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 05 Stillaguamish
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