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Appendix B: Phytoplankton Species

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The species included in this list were collected from Lost Lake (L) and East Glacier Lake (EG) and West Glacier Lake (WGL) and identified by Richard Dufford, Phychologist, in 1988. The collection is maintained by Mr. Dufford in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samples were collected as an integrated sample from a water column at the deepest section of the lake.

Silt fences: An economical technique for measuring hillslope soil erosion

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Measuring hillslope erosion has historically been a costly, time-consuming practice. An easy to install low-cost technique using silt fences (geotextile fabric) and tipping bucket rain gauges to measure onsite hillslope erosion was developed and tested. Equipment requirements, installation procedures, statistical design, and analysis methods for measuring hillslope erosion are discussed.

Guidelines for measuring the physical, chemical, and biological condition of wilderness ecosystems

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Guidelines include a large number of specific measures to characterize the existing condition of wilderness resources. Measures involve the atmospheric environment, water chemistry and biology, geology and soils, and flora. Where possible, measures are coordinated with existing long-term monitoring programs. Application of the measures will allow more effective evaluation of proposed new air pollution sources.

Air quality [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Air quality is monitored continuously at GLEES. Air pollutants are considered an important component of the atmosphere that can have an effect on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric deposition of gases, wet deposition of chemicals in precipitation including snow and rain, and dry deposition of chemicals are all monitored at GLEES. Although GLEES is a relatively remote and unpolluted site, deposition of pollutants can be important.

GIS applications to wilderness management: potential uses and limitations

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly being used in all areas of natural resource management. This paper first presents a brief primer on GIS, and then discusses potential applications of GIS to wilderness management in the areas of inventorying, monitoring, analysis, planning, and communication.

Wilderness visitors and recreation impacts: baseline data available for twentieth century conditions

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This report provides an assessment and compilation of recreation-related monitoring data sources across the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). Telephone interviews with managers of all units of the NWPS and a literature search were conducted to locate studies that provide campsite impact data, trail impact data, and information about visitor characteristics.

Evaluating the effectiveness of postfire rehabilitation treatments

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Spending on postfire emergency watershed rehabilitation has increased during the past decade. A west-wide evaluation of USDA Forest Service burned area emergency rehabilitation (BAER) treatment effectiveness was undertaken as a joint project by USDA Forest Service Research and National Forest System staffs. This evaluation covers 470 fires and 321 BAER projects, from 1973 through 1998 in USDA Forest Service Regions 1 through 6.

Priest River Experimental Forest weekly precipitation chemistry data: ID02

Datasets Posted on: February 03, 2016
This data package contains 2003 to present day precipitation chemistry data for the Priest River Experimental Forest, in Idaho, as reported to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). Collected data include weekly calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K), sodium (Na), ammonium (NH4), nitrate (NO3), chloride (Cl), and sulfate (SO4) levels in precipitation as well as the pH and other volumetric measurements.

Going to great heights for data and atmospheric monitoring

Lab Notes Posted on: December 09, 2015
Going to Great Heights for Data and Atmospheric Monitoring Posted by Carita Chan, Research & Development, U.S. Forest Service, on March 31