Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Observations of soil erosion and retention in a Colorado Pinon/Juniper woodland

watch where you step
moss grows on the ground, sheltered by the slim shadow of this dead juniper
Marked keypoint (this is where sediment slows down), breakpoint, and contour line in this micro-drainage. The primary force structuring this topography is erosion, but the plants are not pedistalled. The slope is 1-2%.

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