Amendment effects on soil physical properties and restoration of decommissioned forest roads
Unsealed forest roads, including logging roads and unauthorized roads created by hunters, miners, and recreational users, generate significant harmful effects to local ecosystems and waterways. Rapid restoration of these roads is necessary to prevent erosion, downstream implications for water quality, and a variety of other deleterious ecosystem impacts. Soil amendments, including mulches, composts, and other materials, offer promise to improve soil health, restore soil structure, and support revegetation of these sites. I tested the viability of three locally-sourced soil amendments wood straw ...
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