Measuring Soil Loss/Erosion on Trails

Erosion at Haleakala National ParkSoil erosion is a major concern in parks, wilderness areas, forests and other protected areas devoted to recreation. As a primary effect of over-intensive recreation and historic land use, erosion is a perennial target for management efforts. Measuring soil erosion along a trail is a fairly straightforward process, but requires careful bookkeeping-- the field staff generate tons of data. To get an idea of the process, take a look at a tool I've developed to aid in cross sectional area (CSA) soil loss measurement. Like any tool, it can be misused without proper instruction. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Disclaimer aside, enjoy-- CSA Calculator Power Tool If you like it, I'd really appreciate a link to this post on your website. Suggestions for powertool improvement are always welcome. Logan