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Wesemann, J; Herrnegger, M; Schulz, K.
(2017): Impacts of Forest Roads and Forestry on Spring Catchments with Focus on Karst Areas - A review for Practitioners
HYDROL WASSERBEWIRTS. 2017; 61(1): 6-26. FullText FullText_BOKU

In order to minimise the negative impacts in forested (karst) areas of combined forestry operations and water resource use, a sustainable management is needed. Forest roads, their construction and logging activities can have various effects on streams and the groundwater. These are presented and analysed in this literature review which encompasses the current research and publications as well as the legal framework. Generally, two aspects can be highlighted: on the one hand, the impacts of erosion and sediment loads on water quality, and on the other hand, the influence on the flow regime, the stream network and the water budget. Recent studies show that these effects can be minimised if Best Management-Practices are considered. In general, very few studies that analyse the impacts of forestry operations on karst areas and on the groundwater can be found.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Herrnegger Mathew
Schulz Karsten
Wesemann Johannes

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