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Title: Erosion of forest roads due to natural and man induced processes : progress report for period October - December 1992
Author: R.C. Johnson
Document Type: Monograph
During the period October to December 1992 the project has advanced although problems are still being experienced in all areas. Following the changes in staff at the Institute of Hydrology in Scotland, especially the departure of the person carrying out the work for this project, the summer of 1992 was a period when little work could be carried out. The IH(Scotland) office came up to four person full strength in November 1992 so no further staff problems are anticipated. The road inventory in the Aberfoyle area has almost been completed and is now waiting for an improvement in the weather, especially the melting of snow from the roads, before this can be completed. The regional survey is now in progress with contacts attempted with Forestry Commission engineers in southern Scotland and northern England. Letters have been sent to some 60 civil engineering firms who claimed to have capabilities for the construction of unmetalled roads; this revealed that none had experience in this. Consideration is also being given to contacting firms who advertise experience in geotextiles. The intensive monitoring of the forest road in the Aberfoyle area has also given problems with the original section of road in the Stank Glen now no longer suitable due to a change in the Forestry Commission’s felling programme. A review of the methodology was carried out which has resulted in a change of plan and the setting up of the instruments in the Kirkton catchment, Balquhidder. The road network in the Kirkton was surveyed and a site was instrumented successfully. Logger problems were then encountered resulting in the loss of the programme and further delays while the logger was repaired. Once the roads are free of snow it is hoped to re-start the monitoring.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Anthropogenic factorsEnvironmental factorsForest managementForestryMethodology
Geographic Keywords: Scotland
Extent: 7
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