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Runoff and erosion from small forest watersheds on the Boise Basin Experimental Forest Data publication contains GIS data
Elliot, William J.; Glaza, Brandon D.; Miller, Ina S.
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Elliot, William J.; Glaza, Brandon D.; Miller, Ina S. 2021. Runoff and erosion from small forest watersheds on the Boise Basin Experimental Forest. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive.
By September of 2004, ten small watersheds ranging in size from 0.9 to 12.2 hectares were installed in the Boise Basin Experimental Forest (BBEF) in east/central Idaho approximately 48 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Boise, Idaho and 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of the village Idaho City, Idaho. The long term objective of the study was to compare impacts of different management activities, but in the early years, none of the watersheds received any management treatments or natural disturbances. This data publication contains daily temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed, and runoff measurements recorded from 2004 through 2010. Also included are soil loss and ground cover data collected during this same time period. Additionally, a shaded relief map of the hillslope and raster image file of the BBEF are included, along with shapefiles providing the boundaries of each watershed. Watershed treatment information and timing is also provided, which includes details denoting that due to insufficient funds four of the ten watersheds scheduled for treatment were not treated. Two were designated as controls and the remaining four watersheds were burned in 2008 two of which were salvaged logged the following year.

environment; geoscientificInformation; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Hydrology, watersheds, sedimentation; Fire; Wildland/urban interface; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; biomass reduction; sedimentation; wildland fire; small watershed; hydrology; Boise Basin Experimental Forest; southwestern Idaho
Related publications:
  • Elliot, William J.; Glaza, Brandon D. 2009. Impacts of forest management on runoff and erosion. pages 117-127 In: Webb, Richard M. T.; Semmens, Darius J. 2009. Planning for an Uncertain Future-Monitoring, Integration, and Adaptation; Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report. 2009-5049. 8-11 September, 2008, Estes Park, CO
  • Elliot, William J.; Glaza, Brandon D. 2007. Variability in runoff and erosion from small forest watersheds. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2007 ASAE Annual Meeting; June 17-20 in Minneapolis, MN
  • Dobre, Mariana; Wu, Joan Q.; Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina S.; Jain, Theresa B. 2014. Effects of topographic features on postfire exposed mineral soil in small watersheds. Forest Science. 60(6): 1060-1067.
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