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Issues and Challenges

Herbicides

Mechanical Operations

Burning

Reforestation

Stand Tending

Fertilizing

Rehabilitating Degraded Features and Sites

Self-check

Choose either True of False to check your understanding.

Aerial applications of herbicides are appropriate on high vulnerability karst areas.

True
False

Avoid mechanical methods of site preparation on thin soils overlying epikarst.

True
False

Broadcast burning should not occur on high vulnerability karst areas.

True
False

Avoid major changes in tree species to maintain consistency in the forest type and litter biota, which can influence karst processes.

True
False

If a karst field assessment has not been done on an area, stand tending can still proceed.

True
False

Spot applications are a good way to avoid contaminating karst groundwater when applying fertilizers.

True
False

All karst features that have been degraded during forest operations should be rehabilitated.

True
False

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