Sediment budgets quantify the transport and storage of soil and sediment in drainage basins or smaller landscape units. Studies of sediment routing deal with the overall movement of soil and sediment through a series of landscape units. The 14 papers and 5 summaries from discussion groups in this…
Keywords: Sedimentation, watershed management, sediment budget, drainage basins, geomorphology
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-141. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 165 p
Quantities of coarse and fine organic debris in streams flowing through areas clearcut before 1975 are 3 and 6 times greater than quantities in streams sampled in old-growth stands in Tongass National Forest, central Prince of Wales Island, southeast Alaska. The concentration of debris in streams…
Keywords: Stream debris, fluvial processes, fish habitat, watershed management, logging hydrology, (-hydrology, Alaska (southeast), southeast Alaska
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-166. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
The job of watershed management research is to conduct studies which will suggest better methods of management for water and predict the effects of a wide span of land management practices upon streamflow, water yield, and sedimentation. A program for watershed management research was prepared by…
Keywords: PSW4351, Caspar Creek, watershed management, streamflow, water yield, sedimentation
Source: Berkeley, California: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 10 p.
Conventional water quality standards have been successful in reducing the concentration of toxic substances in US waters. However, conventional standards are based on simple thresholds and are therefore poorly structured to address human-caused imbalances in dynamic, natural water quality…
Keywords: water quality standards, regimes, ecosystem dynamics, watershed management
Source: Bioscience 54(2):154-161.
An international conference to increase people's awareness of the contributions that watershed management can make to future land stewardship was held in Tucson, Arizona, March 13-16, 2000. This bibliography is a compilation of the synthesis and poster papers presented at the conference along with…
Keywords: watershed management, ecosystem management, watershed research, applied watershed management
Source: General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-71. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 60 p.
The purpose of this conference was to increase awareness through exploration and evaluation of global, national, and regional perspectives about the potential contributions that watershed management can make to the conservation, sustainable development, and use of natural resources in ecosystem-…
Keywords: land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use
Source: Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 438 p.
The Central Arizona Highlands have been the focus of a wide range of research efforts designed to learn more about the effects of natural and human induced disturbances on the functioning, processes, and components of the region's ecosystems. The watershed research spearheaded by the USDA Forest…
Keywords: watershed management, water yield, hydrology, mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, chaparral, riparian, vegetation treatment
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 56 p.
The Nemadji River drains 1100 km2 of eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Channel incision and mass wasting are natural responses to glacial rebound in this area and account for more than 95% of the annual sediment load. However, the clay and sand delivered by the Nemadji to Lake Superior…
Keywords: watershed management, land use, forest hydrology, fluvial processes, sedimentation, geomorphology
Source: Hydrological Science and Technology, 18 (1-4): 197-205.
Roads provide increased access to lands rich in natural resources and beauty, but they can also damage those lands and the ecological values therein. In particular, much interest has been focused on the hydrologic and geomorphic changes in roaded watersheds and their effects on aquatic ecosystems (…
Keywords: forest roads, sediment, erosion, watershed management, aquatic ecosystems
Source: Water resources impact. 3(3): 8-14
From the background of more than 100 years' collective experience in watershed research and from comprehensive review of the literature of forest hydrology, the authors summarize what is known about the forest's influence on the water resource, particularly the effects of current forestry practices…
Keywords: Forest influences, water yield, flood control, erosion, sedimentation, water quality, multiple-use, watershed management, forest fire, logging, forest grazing, wetlands, phreatophytes, surface mining
Source: General Technical Report PSW-018. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 115 p.