Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States
Elliot, W.J. 2010.
Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States.
Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25(1):12-17.
Keywords: energy, wood fuel, timber harvest, biomass, watershed
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As society looks to our nation's forests as sources of energy, there is a risk of increased runoff and erosion.
This report gives an overview of watershed processes, discusses the impacts of biomass removal on those processes,
provides some guidelines to minimize adverse impacts, and describes an approach for estimating the effects of
biomass removal on soil erosion.
Moscow FSL publication no. 2010d