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Wildfire Rehabilitation Practice Selection Guide

 

Slope Protection Practices

PRACTICE

Relative Influence of Land Treatment Practices on these Problems

1 - Slight
2 - Moderate
3 - Significant

BRIEF DEFINITION

Sheet & Rill Erosion

Rill and Gully Erosion

Channel Erosion

Increased Peak Flow

Flood Damage

Sediment Damage

Road Maintenance

Seeding

Establishing temporary or permanent vegetative cover
3
2
2
2
1
3
1
Contour Scarification
Tilling the soil surface on the contour with machinery
2
1
1
2/3
2/3
2/4
1
Hand Raking
Tilling the soil surface by hand
1
1
1
1/2
1/2
1/3
 
Mulching
Spreading & anchoring material to protect soil surface
3
2
2
 
 
2
1
Hydroseeding & Hydromulching
Hydraulically applied seed and mulch
3
2
2
 
 
3
1
Erosion Control Netting
Organic or inorganic erosion netting
3
2
2
 
 
1
 
Directional Log Felling
Cutting logs in direction to control erosion
1
2
1
 
1
1
1
Contour Log Terracing
Cutting and placing logs on contour to control erosion
3
2
1
 
1
1
1
Contour Sandbagging
Placing sandbags on contour to control erosion
3
2
1
 
1
1
1
Contour Straw Wattles
Placing and staking wattles on contour to control erosion
3
2
1
 
1
1
1

 

Runoff Control Practices

 PRACTICE

Relative Influence of Land Treatment Practices on these Problems

1 - Slight
2 - Moderate
3 - Significant

BRIEF DEFINITION

Sheet & Rill Erosion

Rill and Gully Erosion

Channel Erosion

Increased Peak Flow

Flood Damage

Sediment Damage

Road Maintenance

Diversion Channel
Channel and ridge constructed to collect and divert runoff
1
3
 
1
3
3
3
Dike
Earthen barrier for flood proofing/runoff diversion
1
 
 
 
3
3
 
Channel Roughening
Using logs & other materials to control channel erosion
 
2
2
 
1
1
 
Rock Outlet Protection
Rock area at outlets to reduce flow erosion
 
3
2
 
2
2
 
Hillside Home Drainage
Homeowner tips to prevent flood/drainage problems
 
3
 
 
2
2
 
Sandbag Barrier
Sandbag barrier used for flood proofing/runoff diversion
 
 
 
 
2
2
 
Straw Bale Barrier
Bale barrier used for flood proofing/ runoff diversion
 
 
 
 
2
2
 
Wire & Fabric Gabion Barrier
Home made wall for flood proofing/ runoff diversion
 
 
 
 
3
3
 

 

Sediment Control Practices

PRACTICE

Relative Influence of Land Treatment Practices on these Problems
 
1 - Slight
2 -Moderate
3 Significant

 
BRIEF DEFINITION
Sheet & Rill Erosion
Rill and Gully Erosion
Channel Erosion
Increased Peak Flow
Flood Damage
Sediment Damage
Road Maintenance
Silt Fence
Temporary sediment barrier of filter fabric & wire fencing
 
 
 
 
 
1/2
1
Straw Bale Check Dam
Temporary erosion & sediment control in small channels
 
1
1
 
 
1
1
Rock Check
Dam
Erosion & sediment control in small channels
 
3
3
 
 
2
2
Post & Wire Check Dam
Erosion & sediment control in small channels
 
3
3
 
 
2
2
Log Check Dam
Erosion & sediment control in small channels
 
3
3
 
 
2
2
Debris/
Sediment Basin
Dam or structure to trap debris and sediment
 
3
 
 
 
 
3

 

Road/Trail Protection Practices

 PRACTICE

Relative Influence of Land Treatment Practices on these Problems

1 - Slight
2 - Moderate
3 - Significant


BRIEF DEFINITION

Sheet & Rill Erosion

Rill and Gully Erosion

Channel Erosion

Increased Peak Flow

Flood Damage

Sediment Damage

Road Maintenance

Culvert Inlet Protection
Temporary structure to prevent culverts from plugging
 
 
 
 
2
2
2
Culvert Drop Inlet Structure
Structure to trap sediment above culverts
 
2
2
 
3
3
3
Rock Crossing / Ford
Alternative to culverts where roads cross channels
 
2
3
 
3
1
3
Outsloping
Grading roads & trails for uniform drainage
 
2
 
 
1
1
2
Dips
Grading roads & trails to collect runoff at safe outlet
 
1
 
 
1
1
1
Waterbars
Water management structure for roads & trails
 
2
 
 
1
1
2
Piped Slope Drain
Pipe Outlet structure for road drainage
 
3
 
 
2
2
3
Lined Slope Drain
Open channel structure for road drainage
 
3
 
 
2
2
3

 

Other Protection Practices

 PRACTICE

Relative Influence of Land Treatment Practices on these Problems

1 - Slight
2 - Moderate
3 - Significant

 
BRIEF DEFINITION
Sheet & Rill Erosion
Rill and Gully Erosion
Channel Erosion
Increased Peak Flow
Flood Damage
Sediment Damage
Road Maintenance
Hazardous Tree Felling
Removing dangerous trees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Impoundment Renovation
Improving/removing ponds to avoid storm damage
 
3
 
 
3
3
 
Structure Site Containment
Keeping debris from burnt structures from washing away
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
Well Head Protection
Protecting wells from surface contamination
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
Well Abandonment
Plugging wells to avoid aquifer contamination
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
Wildlife Habitat Improvement
Planting vegetation for wildlife
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
Weed Control
Eliminating undesirable vegetation
2
2
 
 
 
1