Evaluations were performed on three stream temperature prediction models: Heat
Source 5.6, SSTEMP 3.9, and Brown's equation. Each model was evaluated using data
collected from three Coastal Oregon and two western Cascade streams. Stream temperature
simulations were performed on two forested reaches, one clearcut reach, and one buffered
This study was undertaken to evaluate the spatial and temporal characteristics
of riparian groundwater tables adjacent to beaver ponds. The research was
conducted in two parts; in the first portion a two-dimensional, finite-difference
computer model was developed and utilized to simulate groundwater elevations
through time in pond-adjacent aquifers. Two types...
Intragravel organic loading and intragravel dissolved oxygen were studied to determine the relationship between timber harvesting adjacent to first-, second-, and third-order streams and intragravel water quality. Twenty watersheds in the central Coast Range of western Oregon were studied of which five were undisturbed, nine were partially harvested, and six...
This study investigated the long-term consequences of timber stand removal on the recruitment, physical characteristics, and
spatial distribution of coarse woody debris in small (second- and third-order) streams of the Oregon Coast Range. A chronosequence of stream-stand systems, ranging from 21- to 140-years since disturbance (YSD), were sampled to determine...
Research was conducted in the Oregon Coast Range to address
the concern that conversion of large diameter old-growth forests
to small diameter second-growth forests would lead to reduction
of large woody debris in adjacent stream channels. The objective
of the study was to quantify spatial trends in large woody debris...
Riparian areas in the arid western United States are critical ecosystems that have been severely degraded by a variety of land and water uses over the last 100 years. In this study, the composition and structure of floodplain vegetation along the Lower Owens River in eastern California was quantitatively described...
Timber management of coastal watersheds in southwest Oregon has
been complicated by the need to protect anadromous fish habitat from
accelerated stream sedimentation resulting from management activity.
The rugged terrain of the Elk and Sixes River basins is underlain by
the complex geological province of the Klamath Mountains, in which...
This research focused on features of a genetically
isolated population of cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)
in the Triangle Lake basin of coastal Oregon. A falls at
the outlet of Triangle Lake has blocked upstream migration
of trout and anadromous salmonids into the basin. Cutthroat
trout were found throughout the six...
A flume study was conducted to investigate the influences of
changing hydraulic conditions on the bed morphology of a scoured pool.
During a simulated storm runoff event, responses of the pool were
tested under different conditions: clearwater flow, sediment supply at
steady rates, and two different sediment mixtures of the...
Responses of juvenile steelhead trout to changes in stream habitat resulting from an instream habitat rehabilitation project in Meadow Creek, Oregon were measured from 1991 through 1992 and compared to pre-treatment data from 1987 through 1990. Sixty nine pool-forming, and 59 channel-stabilizing log structures were constructed by the U.S. Forest...