This paper presents the results of inserting erosion control works in a degraded river terrace slope of Midlands, Nepal. Gully surface erosion was monitored. Countermeasures adopted for gully erosion were check dams, channel protection and plantation works. They reduced the gully head retreats by 14 to 73 percent in three studied gullies after the countermeasures were fully functional. Gully head expansion takes place by the formation of cracks in the dry season followed by block collapse in the wet season. Surface erosion rate on laterite slopes varied from 0.03 to 1.53 cm y1 depending on land cover and slope gradient. Conservation works such as terrace construction combined with compost application was found to be effective for the vegetation recovery on the degraded slope. Conservation works should be based on the use of local materials and techniques that can yield direct benefit to the local population.

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