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The roles of natural and human disturbances in forest soil erosion

Author(s): William J. Elliot
Year Published: 2006

Forests provide numerous benefits for society, including fibre, wildlife and recreation. Forest managers are challenged to balance ecosystem health with maintaining public forest lands for multiple uses. During the first half of the last century, public forest management emphasized the harvesting of forest resources. In recent years, public forest management goals have shifted to long-term sustainability.

Citation: Elliot, William J. 2006. The roles of natural and human disturbances in forest soil erosion. In: Owens, P.N.; Collins, A.J., eds. Soil erosion and sediment redistribution in river catchments. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International: 177-185.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Management Approaches
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8170
FRAMES RCS number: 7333
Record updated: Apr 11, 2018