October 15, 2019 Recent News No Comments

E&S led research describing a modeling study focused on sustainable timber harvesting within the Daniel Boone National Forest (DBNF) has been completed. The VSD+ model was used to evaluate the effects of timber harvesting and historical impacts from acidic deposition on soil nutrient supply at two sites. Results showed that ridgetop locations, and likely other areas, of the DBNF have experienced extensive soil nutrient depletion as a result of historical nitrogen and sulfur deposition. Simulated future decreases in deposition are expected to allow only marginal recovery in soil nutrient status in the coming centuries at these sites. Although future harvest scenarios father reduced soil nutrient status, these decreases were minimal relative to the extent of impact from historical nitrogen and sulfur deposition. LINK TO REPORT

Written by E&S