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Stream water quality after a fire

Status: 
Action
Dates: 
April, 1975

Wildland fire burns vegetation and alters the landscape but aquatic systems may also be profoundly affected by the direct and indirect effects of fire. There is a need for an updated review and synthesis of how fire affects aquatic ecosystems, how it interacts with land, fuel, and fire management decisions, and how a changing climate alters the template on which these interactions occur and decisions are made.

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Miller, Sue ; Rhoades, Charles C. ; Robichaud, Pete R. ; Ryan-Burkett, Sandra E. ; Kovecses, Jen ; Chambers, Carl ; Rathburn, Sara ; Heath, Jared ; Kampf, Stephanie ; Wilson, Codie ; Brogan, Dan ; Piehl, Brad ; Miller, Mary Ellen ; Giordanengo, John ; Berryman, Erin ; Rocca, Monique , 2017
Cooke, Brian ; Elliot, William J. ; Miller, Mary Ellen ; Finney, Mark A. ; Thompson, Matthew P. , 2016
Dwire, Kathleen A. ; Meyer, Kristen E. ; Riegel, Gregg ; Burton, Timothy , 2016
Bixby, Rebecca J. ; Cooper, Scott D. ; Gresswell, Robert E. ; Brown, Lee E. ; Dahm, Clifford N. ; Dwire, Kathleen A. , 2015
Aregai, Tecle ; Neary, Daniel G. , 2015
Ffolliott, Peter F. ; Stropki, Cody L. ; Chen, Hui ; Neary, Daniel G. , 2011
Elliot, William J. ; Miller, Ina Sue S. ; Audin, Lisa , 2010
Dwire, Kathleen A. ; Rhoades, Charles C. ; Young, Michael K. , 2010
Neary, Daniel G. ; Ryan, Kevin C. ; DeBano, Leonard F. , 2005
Long, Jonathan W. ; Burnette, B. Mae ; Medina, Alvin L. , 2004
Decker, Lynn M. ; Kershner, Jeffrey L. ; Winters, David , 2003


National Strategic Program Areas: 
Water, Air, and Soil; Wildland Fire and Fuels
National Priority Research Areas: 
Forest Disturbances; Watershed Management and Restoration
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Air, Water and Aquatic Environments
Geography: 
National; Northern Region (R1); Idaho; Clearwater National Forest; Coeur d'Alene National Forest; Deception Creek Experimental Forest; Idaho Panhandle National Forests; Kaniksu National Forest; Nez Perce National Forest; St. Joe National Forest; Montana; Beaverhead National Forest; Bitterroot National Forest; Coram Experimental Forest; Custer National Forest; Deerlodge National Forest; Flathead National Forest; Gallatin National Forest; Helena National Forest; Kootenai National Forest; Lewis and Clark National Forest; Lolo National Forest; Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest; North Dakota; Dakota Prairie Grasslands; Rocky Mountain Region (R2); Colorado; Arapaho National Forest; Fraser Experimental Forest; Grand Mesa National Forest; Gunnison National Forest; Manitou Experimental Forest; Pawnee National Grassland; Pike National Forest; Rio Grande National Forest; Roosevelt National Forest; San Isabel National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Uncompahgre National Forest; White River National Forest; Wyoming; Bighorn National Forest; Bridger-Teton National Forest; Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site; Medicine Bow National Forest; Routt National Forest; Shoshone National Forest; Southwestern Region (R3); Arizona; Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; Coconino National Forest; Coronado National Forest; Fort Valley Experimental Forest; Kaibab National Forest; Long Valley Experimental Forest; Prescott National Forest; Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest; Tonto National Forest; New Mexico; Black Kettle National Grasssland; Carson National Forest; Cibola National Forest; Gila National Forest; Kiowa National Grassland; Lincoln National Forest; McClellan Creek National Grasssland; Rita Blanca National Grassland; Santa Fe National Forest; Intermountain Region (R4); Idaho; Boise Basin Experimental Forest; Boise National Forest; Caribou-Targhee National Forest; Curlew National Grassland; Payette National Forest; Priest River Experimental Forest; Salmon-Challis National Forest; Sawtooth National Forest; Nevada; Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; Utah; Ashley National Forest; Desert Experimental Range; Dixie National Forest; Fishlake National Forest; Great Basin Experimental Range; Manti-LaSal National Forest; Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest; Pacific Southwest Region (R5); California; Angeles National Forest; Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest; Caspar Creek Experimental Watershed; Challenge Experimental Forest; Cleveland National Forest; Eldorado National Forest; Inyo National Forest; Klamath National Forest; Lake Tahoe Basin Management Area; Lassen National Forest; Los Padres National Forest; Mendocino National Forest; Modoc National Forest; North Mountain Experimental Area; Onion Creek Experimental Forest; Plumas National Forest; Redwood Experimental Forest; Sagehen Experimental Forest; San Bernardino National Forest; San Dimas Experimental Forest; San Joaquin Experimental Range; Sequoia National Forest; Shasta-Trinity National Forest; Sierra National Forest; Six Rivers National Forest; Stanislaus National Forest; Stanislaus–Tuolumne Experimental Forest; Swain Mountain Experimental Forest; Tahoe National Forest; Teakettle Experimental Forest; Pacific Northwest Region (R6); Oregon; Cascade Head Experimental Forest; Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Crooked River National Grassland; Deschutes National Forest; Fremont-Winema National Forest; H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest; Malheur National Forest; Mount Hood National Forest; Ochoco National Forest; Rogue River-Siskyou National Forest; Siuslaw National Forest; South Umpqua Experimental Forest; Starkey Experimental Forest and Range; Umatilla National Forest; Umpqua National Forest; Wallowa-Whitman National Forest; Willamette National Forest; Washington; Colville National Forest; Entiat Experimental Forest; Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; Olympic Experimental State Forest; Olympic National Forest; Wind River Experimental Forest