Environmental Effects of Off-Road Vehicles

Impacts and Management in Arid Regions

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ISBN: 978-1-4612-5456-0 (Print) 978-1-4612-5454-6 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-11

      Introduction

  3. Physical Effects of Off-Road Vehicle Use

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      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-30

      Soil and Soil Formation in Arid Regions

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      Pages 31-50

      The Impact of Vehicles on Desert Soil Stabilizers

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      Pages 51-79

      Compaction of Desert Soils by Off-Road Vehicles

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      Pages 81-96

      Accelerated Water Erosion in ORV-Use Areas

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      Pages 97-109

      Accelerated Wind Erosion and Prediction of Rates

  4. Biological Effects of Off-Road Vehicle Use

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

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      Pages 113-152

      Plant Ecology in Deserts: An Overview

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      Pages 153-166

      The Effect of Vehicle Use on Desert Vegetation

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      Pages 167-206

      Effects of Off-Road Vehicle Noise on Desert Vertebrates

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      Pages 207-221

      Vehicular Recreation in Arid Land Dunes: Biotic Responses and Management Alternatives

  5. Rehabilitation Potential for Disturbed Arid Regions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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      Pages 225-243

      Regeneration of Desert Pavement and Varnish

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      Pages 245-264

      Control of Rills and Gullies in Off-Road Vehicle Traffic Areas

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      Pages 265-277

      Recovery of Perennial Vegetation in Military Maneuver Areas

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      Pages 279-302

      Natural Recovery of Soils and Vegetation Following Human Disturbance

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      Pages 303-314

      Recovery Rates and Rehabilitation of Powerline Corridors

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      Pages 315-324

      History of Revegetation Studies in the California Deserts

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      Pages 325-340

      Revegetation and Stabilization Techniques for Disturbed Desert Vegetation

  6. Case Histories of Off-Road Vehicle Impacts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

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      Pages 343-353

      Off-Road Vehicular Destabilization of Hill Slopes: The Major Contributing Factor to Destructive Debris Flows in Ogden, Utah, 1979

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      Pages 355-373

      The Impacts of Off-Road Vehicles in the Coorong Dune and Lake Complex of South Australia

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      Pages 375-396

      Chrysotile Asbestos in a Vehicular Recreation Area: A Case Study

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