Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 994-999 April-June 2012

 

EFFECT OF LAND - SLIDING ON VEGETATION COVER LOSS AND THEIR EFFECTIVE RESTORATION

 

Munesh Kumar*, Manish Kumar and Jahangeer A. Bhat

Department of Forestry, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 05, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study was conducted for the analysis of vegetation land cover degradation in Srinagar valley of Garhwal Himalaya. Landsliding is a major problem in this valley for vegetation land cover degradation especially in rainy season. The present study was conducted in the landsliding area of Anogeissus latifolia dominant forest :- four sites i.e., Landsliding Area (LSA), Adjacent Landsliding Area (ALSA), Partial Disturbed Forest (PDF) and Undisturbed Forest (UDF) were selected. Among the study sites LSA and ALSA were devoid of tree growth where only scattered trees were reported and majority of trees have been lost due to anthropogenic activities. The PDF and UDF sites are still dominated by tree cover but these sites also now under anthropogenic pressure for various villagers requirement. The results of the study indicated that an anthropogenic activity has reduced density and basal cover of trees in LSA and ALSA. Besides LSA area, tree density and basal cover increased from ALSA

 

Keywords : Degradation, Anthropogenic activities, Landsliding Area (LSA), Adjacent of Landsliding Area (ALSA) , Partial Disturbed Forest (PDF) , Undisturbed Forest (UDF)

 

 

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