Effects of Forest Cover on a Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada
Adjacent snowpacks in a clearing and under a forest canopy were compared over a decade at a site near Lake Tahoe. This comparison provides a few indications of the differences in snowpack...

Procedures Used for Determining Water Rights on the Caribbean National Forest
In response to increasing demand, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico enacted legislation requiring current users of water to file existing water uses. Application for water rights on the...

Water Use by Naturally Occurring Vegetation
A new publication is available to aid the practicing hydrologist or engineer in estimating the water use of naturally occurring plants. It serves as a general introduction to the subject...

Land Management and Water Yield in the Appalachians
Watershed treatments on the Fernow Experimental Forest have included individual tree selection, commercial clearcutting, clearcutting upper and lower halves of watersheds, clearcutting...

Methods for Assessing Wood Structures in Place
The Forest Products Laboratory is developing a comprehensive guideline for assessing the condition of existing wood structures. This paper provides an overview of the current literature...

Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action
This proceedings consists of papers presented at the 1990 Watershed Management Symposium held in Durango, Colorado from July 9-14, 1990. These papers present both research performed in...

Retaining Forest Roads
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, manages a vast system of roads which provide access to America's national forests. More than 250,000 miles of roads exist...

USFS Reserved Rights—A Water User's Perspective

The Impact of Ocean and Coastal Management Laws on Private Forestry Management Practices in the Eastern United States

Soils for Aquaculture Farming in Mangrove Forests, Surat Thani, Thailand

Energy from the Amazon
Cadman describes Brazil's plans for exploiting the vast hydroelectrical potential of the Amazon Basin, placing them within the context of the country's growing...

Development of Hydropower Projects on National Forest System Land
The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has a major role in hydroelectric developments on National Forest System land. It is charged with managing the land for multiple...

Load and Resistance Factor Design for Engineered Wood Construction
A Pre-Standard Report
The information contained in this pre-standard report is intended to provide guidance to writers of a load and resistance factor design (LRFD) specification for engineered wood construction....

Properties of Tin-Mined Land in Mangrove Forest, Thailand
Although mangrove forests occupy a very small area of Thailand, they contribute not only an ecosystem but also large tin ore deposits. Two provinces in the South, Ranong and Phangnga,...

Artificial Beach Design, Lake Forest, Illinois
A system of beaches and offshore breakwaters was designed to protect eroding bluffs along the shoreline of the City of Lake Forest. The beach system consists of sand fill contained by...

Environmental Problems of the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound System
The Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system is the second largest estuarine area in the United States. This system consists of 2 large coastal lagoons (Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds) with their...

Civic Solution: Lake Forest Shoreline Restoration
Recognizing the need to protect its public shoreline against erosion and to restore the area for optimum public recreational use, the City of Lake Forest, Illinois, appointed a 23-member...

Micro=Lam© LVL: A New Alternative for Timber Bridges
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) provides a unique opportunity to obtain large structural members from ever-smaller trees. It provides the added benefit of high treatability. This paper explains...

America's National Forests: Our Ultimate Water Source
National Forest System lands in the western United States make up 21 percent of the total land area but yield over 55 percent of the region's streamflow and provide more than...

An Ecosystem Approach to Watershed Management
An example is drawn from the Little River Research Watersheds near Tifton, Georgia. Riparian hardwood forests (low management) and upland agricultural fields (high management) are the...

 

 

 

 

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