Effect of harvesting on forest soil and water in an organic soil watershed
Timber harvest operations are necessary and common in forest management to provide profitability and satisfy demands for timber products. Harvesting operations, as with most forest operations, have received much attention in regards to soil and water issues. Harvesting operations have been reported to affect soil physical properties and hydrological characteristics from drained forest watersheds. Increases in bulk density, forest outflow, nutrient concentrations, and suspended sediments can result from harvesting operations, particularly those in drained forest watersheds. Thus, it is important to assess the impact of harvest operations on soil and water (quantity and quality) on drained forest watersheds.