TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Letter of Transmittal.......................................................................................................i

 

Abstract..........................................................................................................................ii

 

Table of Contents...........................................................................................................iii

 

List of Figures................................................................................................................iv

 

List of Tables..................................................................................................................v

 

List of Photos...............................................................................................................vi

 

List of Appendices.........................................................................................................vii

 

Introduction.....................................................................................................................2

 

Background.....................................................................................................................3

 

Goal and Objectives.........................................................................................................6

 

Methodology...................................................................................................................7

 

Community Descriptions:

 

Escarpment.........................................................................................................12

Slope...................................................................................................................12

Swamp................................................................................................................13

Lowland forest....................................................................................................13

 

Evaluation Criteria..........................................................................................................14

 

Results............................................................................................................................17

 

Discussion.......................................................................................................................23

 

Management Recommendations.......................................................................................28

 

Conclusion.......................................................................................................................33

 

References.......................................................................................................................34

 

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Average A-Horizon Depth.....................................................................................18

Figure 2: Average Bulk Density............................................................................................19

Figure 3: Bulk Density vs. Organic Matter............................................................................20

Figure 4: On Trail Bulk Density vs. Organic Matter..............................................................21

Figure 5: Off Trail Bulk Density vs. Organic Matter..............................................................22

Figure 6: Bulk Density vs Number of Passes (Logging Equipment).......................................23

Figure 7: Logging Equipment Compaction vs. Human Traffic Compaction...........................24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table A: Criteria Summary...............................................................................................16

Table B: A-Horizon Depths..............................................................................................17

Table C: Percent Loss of A-Horizons...............................................................................19

Table D: Trail Widths.......................................................................................................22

Table E: Summary of On Trail Data..................................................................................27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF PHOTOS

 

Photo 1: Transect Line...................................................................................................8

Photo 2: Auger Sampling...............................................................................................9

Photo 3: Typical Trail...................................................................................................26

Photo 4: Human Impact on the Campsite......................................................................31

 

 

LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix a: Location

Appendix b: Transect Diagrams

Appendix c: Kolapore Trail Map

Appendix d: Table for Bulk Density and Organic Matter Results

Appendix e: T-test Results