A study of landings near Fort St. James B.C. revealed that while summer landings were more dense than winter landings, both exceeded a bulk density of 1400 kg/m3, which is recognized as a level adversely affecting forest productivity. The higher soil density that was evident indicated the need for soil decompaction to a depth greater than 30 cm. Soil nutrient quality on the landings also suffered from scalping during construction.
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