USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station

 

 

Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

Purpose 
Below is a list of fire-aquatic management questions that we have put together with input from field units.  The purpose of these questions is to identify the key aquatic questions that land managers have associated with fire and related forest health activities (e.g., thinning and salvage) so that we can use them to 1) link existing available science to specific questions, 2) show the linkage to the R1/R4 Adaptive Fire Management Projects to alert managers to developing science and expertise, and 3) provide the scientists with a list to help them determine research needs and priorities. 
 


The headers below link to the management questions by topic.

 

photo of ponderosa pine

Fire Management and Riparian Systems:

 

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Fire suppression in riparian systems

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Wildfire and riparian systems 

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Management of riparian buffer strips

 

 

 

photo of Fire erosion on a creek, moving downslope

 

 

 

Fire and Watershed Processes:

 

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Fire and aquatic habitats

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Fire and soil processes

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Upland forest restoration and watershed processes

 

 

 

Photo of MiddleFork Boise River Fire

Fire and Aquatic Population Response:

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Ecological context and resilience of populations 
to fire

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Fire and non-native and native fishes

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"Uncharacteristic" fires and aquatic ecosystem



 

 

 

 

Photo: post-fire beetle kill of trees

Post-fire Management Activities and Aquatic Ecosystems:

 

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Effectiveness of BAER treatments

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Fire salvage activities and aquatic ecosystems

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Livestock grazing in post-fire environments

photo, burned trees in skylineConflicts, Opportunities and Priorities:

 

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Priorities and opportunities in terrestrial and aquatic 
ecosystems

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Managing forests, eliminating threats, and improving 
aquatic ecosystems

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Disturbance and the maintenance of processes

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