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HS009

Evaluating the effects of prescribed fire and soil erosion on water quality and aquatic habitat: erosion plot descriptions and silt fence sediment data.

  • Creator(s): Steven M. Wondzell, Catherine F. Clifton
  • PI(s): Steven M. Wondzell
  • Originator(s): Catherine F. Clifton
  • Other researcher(s): Catherine F. Clifton, Tom Fritz
  • Dates of data collection: Mar 1 2002 - Sep 30 2005
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Restricted: proprietary (publication issues)
  • Last update: Jul 26 2006 (Version 1)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Wondzell, S.; Clifton, C. 2006. Evaluating the effects of prescribed fire and soil erosion on water quality and aquatic habitat: erosion plot descriptions and silt fence sediment data.. Southend Barometer Watershed Study. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=HS009. Accessed 2024-06-15.
Data sets were provided by the Forest Science Data Bank, a partnership between the Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, Oregon.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The FSDB shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
ABSTRACT:
This study is designed to examine the effects of prescribed fire and mechanical fuel treatments on surface erosion, stream sedimentation, channel morphology, and other water quality parameters. Intensive study sites are located in the Skookum Experimental Watersheds (Heppner Ranger District) and a more extensive array of hillslope erosion plots are located in the Red Fir Prescribed Burn Project and in the Lick Creek Demonstration Site (Pomeroy Ranger District). We are measuring hillslope erosion, surface-sediment transport, and sediment delivery to streams on control and treatment sites. At the Skookum Experimental Watersheds the prescribed burn plans are on hold, and all measured hillslope erosion data is pre-treatment. The extensive plots are located on both control and treatment sites, but do not include any pre-treatment data. Data from both the watershed-scale study and the extensive plots will be used to refine erosion and sediment delivery models used in planning and assessing management activities.

Study Description Study Site Map Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
Ecological Metadata Language: (EML)
ENTITY TITLES:
1Erosion Plot Description (Aug 1 2002 - Oct 31 2004)METADATADATA
2Collection date information for ground type, vegetation cover and duff thickness (Jul 2 2002 - Oct 14 2005)METADATAData not online
3Ground Type (Jul 2 2002 - Oct 14 2005)METADATAData not online
4Vegetation Cover (Jul 2 2002 - Oct 14 2005)METADATAData not online
5Duff Thickness (Jul 2 2002 - Oct 14 2004)METADATAData not online
6Sediment Data (May 21 2003 - Oct 14 2005)METADATAData not online