Forest roads and soil erosion


Lorena M. Zavala
lorena@us.es
University of Seville, Spain

Fine sediments and organic residues transported by runoff from a forest road.
Fine sediments and organic residues transported by runoff from a forest road.

Forest roads break the hydrological cycle in hillslopes. Bad management practices enhance the intensity of erosive processes in nearby areas, causing mobilization of sediments, soil sealing and rills, as shown in the pictures.

Rills in the downslope from a forest road.
Rills in the downslope from a forest road.
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2 thoughts on “Forest roads and soil erosion

  1. I think that you did cool decision when you choose this subject of the article over here. Do you generally write your posts on your own or maybe you have a partner or even an assistant?

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    • Thanks for your comment, Doris.
      This text was posted by co-editor Lorena, but the blog is open to everyone. Just send yours to one of the editors.
      Antonio

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