Long-Term Soil Productivity: genesis of the concept and principles behind the program

@article{Powers2006LongTermSP,
  title={Long-Term Soil Productivity: genesis of the concept and principles behind the program},
  author={R. Powers},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={519-528}
}
  • R. Powers
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
The capacity of a forest site to capture carbon and convert it into biomass defines fundamental site productivity. In the United States, the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 mandates that this capacity must be protected on federally managed lands. Responding to NFMA, the USDA Forest Service began a soil-based monitoring program for its managed forests. Lacking an extensive research base, soil-based standards were predicated largely on professional judgment. To provide a stronger… Expand
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