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Impacts of the Rodeo-Chediski Wildfire in northern Arizona

Documents and Media Posted on: January 25, 2017
Members of the Southwest Watershed Science Team worked with students at the University of Arizona and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to research impacts of the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Wildfire in northern Arizona. Document Type: Presentations

Fire research of the Southwest Watershed Science Team

Pages Posted on: December 27, 2016
This web site displays some of the past and current fire-related activities of the Southwest Watershed Science Team of the RMRS Air, Water, Aquatic Ecosystems Program.

Projects of the Southwest Watershed Science Team

Pages Posted on: July 05, 2016
The Southwest Watershed Science Team of the RMRS Air, Water, and Aquatic Ecosystems Science Program has been involved in studies to determine the soil and watershed effects of wildfires and prescribed fires since 2000. The team is involved in numerous projects to explore impacts of disturbance on water quality and streamflow, develop streamside management zones, and survey and monitor trends in unique watersheds.

Verde River research and development program

Pages Posted on: April 19, 2016
The Southwest Watershed Science Team of the Rocky Mountain Station's Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Science Program, and the Team’s predecessor (Watersheds and Riparian Ecosystems of Forests and Woodlands in the Semi-Arid West), have been involved in research on the Upper Verde River since 1993. 

The Cascabel watershed study

Projects Posted on: January 04, 2016
The Cascabel watershed study was initiated in 1999 by Rocky Mountain Research Station Scientists as part of the Southwestern Borderlands Ecosystem Management Project. The study is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project to determine the effects of cool season and warm season prescribed burning on an oak-savanna ecosystem common to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Stream surveys in the Laupahoehoe Wet Forest Unit

Projects Posted on: January 04, 2016
In 2007, the Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry asked the Rocky Mountain Research Station's Southwest Watershed Science Team to help establish baseline data for a long-term research on the newly established Hawai'ian Experimental Tropical Forest. A key question of the Southwest Watershed Science Team was whether LiDAR data could be used in establishing a stream gauging network and determining other channel characteristics.

Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed: Research on fuel treatment effects

Projects Posted on: January 04, 2016
In the mid-2000's researchers reinstated research at Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed (BCEW) to collect data on climate, stream flow, vegetation, forest floor, and soil conditions. The Southwest Watershed Science Team and Northern Arizona University are exploring the effects of fuel treatments on stream flow, vegetation, forest floor, and soil conditions at the BCEW. The main goal of ongoing research is to provide land managers with information about the ecological effects of fuel treatments in the ponderosa pine forests and pinyon-juniper woodlands at a watershed scale.

Research at Beaver Creek

Media Gallery Posted on: December 31, 2015
The Southwest Watershed Science Team is engaged in the Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed study outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. There is over 20 years of hydrologic, climatic, vegetation, fuels, soils, and wildlife data from the 1950s through the 1980s which provide background for the study. In the mid-2000's researchers reinstated the project to collect data on climate, stream flow, vegetation, forest floor, and soil conditions.

Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed: Research on forest management, streamflow, and forage production

Projects Posted on: December 31, 2015
The Beaver Creek Experimental Watershed outside of Flagstaff, Arizona is home to over 20 years of hydrologic, climatic, vegetation, fuels, soils, and wildlife data. This data is informing research initiated in the mid-2000's by the Southwest Watershed Science Team and Northern Arizona University to explore the effects of fuel treatments on stream flow, vegetation, forest floor, and soil conditions.

The 2010 Schultz Fire

Pages Posted on: December 28, 2015
The Schultz Fire burned over 15,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona in June 2010.

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