|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R02-37|
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Variable Retention and the Conservation Of Small Streams and Their Riparian Areas
|Author(s): Beese, William (Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.)||Subject: Biology, Chemistry/biochemistry, Forestry, Hydrology, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
This proposal addresses several high priority knowledge gaps regarding watershed processes and aquatic systems. We will examine the effects of clear-cutting versus different levels and distribution of riparian tree retention on the biological and physical processes in small streams. We will study the extent to which changes associated with harvesting are moderated by two variable retention options. We will develop a simple, GIS-based model to predict the cumulative effects of timber harvest along small streams under various management scenarios on downstream reaches. The project links several collaborators and existing initiatives to form an efficient approach for research and extension.
Updated September 08, 2005
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