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Effectiveness of forestry related best management practices in the Trout Creek Watershed, Colorado

dc.contributor.authorStednick, John D., author
dc.contributor.authorTeves, Nani Bay, author
dc.contributor.authorColorado Water Resources Research Institute, publisher
dc.descriptionThis report was accepted as Thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Masters of Science for Nani Bay Teves in Spring 2005.
dc.descriptionJune 2005.
dc.description.abstractIn multiuse forests the majority of nonpoint source pollution is typically sediment. Best management practices (BMPs) are implemented to reduce or prevent this pollutant, however little research has been done to quantify the effectiveness of individual types of BMPs. The overall goal of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of three BMPs implemented to reduce sediment in Trout Creek: cattle fences, off-road vehicle signs, and road culverts. The effectiveness of the combined BMPs in the land use area was evaluated by comparing water quality and Wolman pebble counts with an upstream reference area. The reference area was selected based on soil type, vegetation type, elevation, and absence of cattle grazing and off-road vehicle use. Despite the difficulty of finding an exact reference area, the study results suggest that fences and culverts are effective, but signs are ineffective.
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Contract number 01HQGR0077.
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofCompletion Reports
dc.relation.ispartofCompletion report (Colorado Water Resources Research Institute), no. 202
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dc.subject.lcshForest management -- Colorado
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Colorado
dc.titleEffectiveness of forestry related best management practices in the Trout Creek Watershed, Colorado
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