7.4 Soil Erosion and Trail Recreation


Reduce soil erosion by locating trails on soils with low erodibility (e.g., coarse-textured, low organic matter, low soil moisture). Design trails to follow the contour. Use waterbars and other measures to route runoff away from trail. Bridge wet soils and avoid steep slopes. Consider using trail surface materials like mulch or crushed gravel to reduce erosion.

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