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Keyword: streamside management zones

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.

Southwest Watershed Science Team

Groups Posted on: December 15, 2015

Does tree harvesting in streamside management zones adversely affect stream turbidity? - preliminary observations from an Australian case study

Publications Posted on: June 16, 2010
In Australia, farmers and natural resource managers are striving to enhance environmental outcomes at farm and catchment scales by planting streamside management zones (SMZs) on farms with trees and other perennial vegetation. Lack of sound information on and funding for establishing and managing trees in SMZs is hindering widescale adoption of this practice.