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Snow Fence Influence on Soil Properties


A study was conducted to determine if soil properties are influenced by the zone of snow accumulation around snow fences in southeastern Wyoming. Soils along transects perpendicular to three snow fences on three different soil types were examined. Results varied according to soil type and age of fence (duration of enhanced snow accumulation). However, in general, soil pH and electrical conductivity were depressed in the influence zone of the snow fence and soil organic matter was enhanced.

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