- Leslie Reid - Research Geologist
- Carolyn Hunsaker - Research Ecologist
- Kevin Mazzocco - Biological Sciences Technican
- Susan Hilton - Hydrologist
- Elizabeth Keppeler - Hydrologist
- Diane Sutherland Montoya - Geomorphologist
- Caspar Creek Watershed Study
- Fine Sediment In Pools
- Kings River Experimental Watershed
- Turbidity Threshold Sampling Study
- CALFED watershed improvement program on the Lassen National Forest.
For the first time, a collaborative study [http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/1/014039] has compared water quality trends in forested streams across the country that are largely undisturbed by land use or land cover changes. The study draws on 559 years of stream nitrate and 523 years of stream ammonium data from 22 streams in 7 experimental forests across the country. The study found that even near-pristine forested streams are subject to change.
The Kings River Experimental Watersheds hosts the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory--a National Science Foundation effort to gain a better understanding of the zone of earth where "rock meets life." The critical zone extends from the tops of the trees to the groundwater and covers the entire earth where there is land. Dowload the video created by a UA Flandrau Science Center team to introduce the motivation and science involved in the National Critical Zone Observatory research program.
Kings River Experimental Watershed
Education and Outreach
The researchers and managers involved in KREW know how important it is to relay the information they collect to the public. Because the research taking place at KREW would not be possible without strong public support and understanding, KREW scientists want to interact with the public as much as possible. To help them do this, KREW has created several outreach and education products for the public, including a four-page brochure and two permanent signs that discuss the role of fire in the southern Sierra Nevada. There are also several one-page handouts available that describe in more detail some of the research and outreach activities that KREW is actively involved in. To encourage direct interaction and feedback with people from all walks of life, KREW participates in several field trips, lectures, meetings, and local festivals every year. Check our Events list below to find out which activities KREW has been involved with in the past and will be involved with in the future.