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As the economic and aesthetic value of mountain areas increases, more pressure is applied to develop and manage them. This study was conducted on Sugarloaf Mountain ski area . It involved examining soils above and below the 765 m contour, which Maine had established as a critical contour for land management . Soils were excavated and profiles were described and sampled. Soil and topographical features that proved significant in predicting the manageability of this mountain ecosystem included slope, drainage, depth, texture, organic matter, pH and nutrient content.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
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Saviello, T. B. and Struchtemeyer, R. A.. 1983. B791: Soil and Topographic Features that Help Predict the Manageability of Sugarloaf Mountain. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 791.