Catline rehabilitation and restoration
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Roger Bolstad
Editor(s): Charles W. Slaughter; Richard J. Barney; George M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • erosion
  • fire
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fireline
  • forest restoration
  • population density
  • rehabilitation
  • seed germination
  • site treatments
  • sloping terrain
  • soil management
  • soil moisture
  • soil temperature
  • soils
  • tundra
  • water
  • watershed management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 2137
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21396
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Severe erosion has resulted in the past from bulldozer-constructed firelines in permafrost terrain. In an attempt to reduce erosion and gullying, several water-barring techniques and seeding treatments were tested on permafrost and nonpermafrost catlines. Standard water bars and berm dikes constructed at 30- to 50-yeard intervals on sloping terrain were effective in reducing erosion. Vegetative check dams on permafrost soils were ineffective. Seed growth was more successful on permafrost than on nonpermafrost soils. Fertilized lines resulted in better seed success than unfertilized lines.

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Bolstad, Roger. 1971. Catline rehabilitation and restoration. Pages 107-116. In: Fire in the Northern Environment - A Symposium: Proceedings. Fire in the northern environment. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.