Our mission is to gain a better understanding
of the physical and biological processes that integrate terrestrial,
riparian, and aquatic ecosystems at the watershed scale. To take an
interdisciplinary approach to study the production and transport of
watershed products (water, sediment, woody debris, nutrients, and
heat) and their influence on physical and biological resources (such
as water supply and fish populations). Using this improved understanding,
to assist in the development of new management strategies for ecoscape
RESEARCH EMPHASIS AREAS
Creek Watershed Study For the past 39 years, researchers have
been studying the nature of hydrologic, erosion, and sedimentation
impacts of logging operations on northern California watersheds.
Threshold Sampling (TTS) Study Turbidity threshold sampling
is an automated procedure for measuring turbidity and sampling suspended
sediment. The data logger program employs turbidity to govern sample
collection during each transport event.
V*, Fine Sediment in Pools
V* is a measure of the supply of excess fine sediment (sand and
fine gravel) in gravel bed channels. The method was developed in
1990 as part of our work on the effects of sediment on channel form.
Rainfall at Redwood Sciences
Lab Daily and 5-minute rainfall tables.
Cumulative Effects of Forest Mgmt on Hillslope
Processes, Fishery Resources, and Downstream Environments with its primarly location at the
Redwood Sciences Laboratory, is a research unit of the
Pacific Southwest Research Station, headquartered in Albany,
California. The unit and research station are part of
the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.