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Geospatial data for Great Basin perennial montane watersheds - geomorphology, hydrology, vegetation, disturbance and species

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Multiple partners working together developed a multiscale approach for assessing the geomorphic sensitivity of streams and ecological resilience of riparian ecosystems, including meadows, in upland watersheds of the Great Basin to disturbances and management actions. This data publication contains the geospatial data, representative of 2020, resulting from that work.

Characterizing ecoregions and montane perennial watersheds of the Great Basin

Publications Posted on: November 18, 2020
Multiple research and management partners collaboratively developed a multiscale approach for assessing the geomorphic sensitivity of streams and ecological resilience of riparian and meadow ecosystems in upland watersheds of the Great Basin to disturbances and management actions. The approach builds on long-term work by the partners on the responses of these systems to disturbances and management actions.

Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan: Geology report

Publications Posted on: August 17, 2020
This report focuses on the dynamic geologic processes that affect a travertine system within the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River (WSR) corridor, and the geologic hazards and mineral potential within the larger watersheds to assist in the establishment of management directions and site-specific improvements for protecting and enhancing river values of Fossil Creek.

Soils and physical conditions of Manitou Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: February 19, 2020
A survey was made of the soils and the physical conditions of the Manitou Experimental Forest during the summers of 1946, 1947, and 1948. The survey was made as a basis for (1) selection of sites for future experiments, (2) interpretation of results for experiments already in progress, and (3) obtaining a detailed knowledge of the soils of an area representative of the Pike National Forest and much of the Colorado Front Range.

Soils [Chapter 5]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This report describes the soils of the Lost Lake, West Glacier Lake, and East Glacier Lake watersheds of GLEES and presents the methods used in conducting both the field and laboratory work. In addition, general statements about the nature of the mapping units used in making the soil maps are provided.

Meteorology [Chapter 7]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
GLEES is contained within the Snowy Range Observatory. This Observatory consists of many weather stations, precipitation monitors, and stream gages scattered throughout the Snowy Range. These sites have been operated by the Wyoming Water Research Center (WWRC) since 1968. Data from the sites are available from the WWRC and were last summarized by Wesche (1982).

Introduction [Chapter 1]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Wilderness ecosystems in the United States are federally mandated and set aside by the Wilderness Act. They are managed to minimize human impact using methods that leave these systems, to the extent possible, in their natural state uninfluenced by manipulation or disruption by humans.

Hydrology [Chapter 9]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Three Parshall flumes were installed within East and West Glacier Lakes watersheds during the summer of 1987. Each Parshall flume was prefabricated fiberglass construction fitted with a hypolon liner to bring as much groundwater flow as possible to the surface so that it could be measured by passing the water through the flume.

Aquatics [Chapter 6]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Within the GLEES boundary there are three alpine lakes and several streams and ponds. The selection of GLEES as a research site for investigating of the effects of chemical and physical climate change was in part based on the accessibility of these low alkalinity "sensitive" aquatic ecosystems. This chapter provides a brief description of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the GLEES aquatic ecosystems.

Appendix D: The Map Units for GLEES Soil Survey Area

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The soils map of GLEES watersheds is shown in chap. 5, fig. 5.1 and the map units are described in this Appendix.

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