Watershed, Wetlands & Riparian Sciences
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 Watershed, Wetlands & Riparian Sciences 

Watershed, Wetlands & Riparian Sciences -- Stream. 

We all live in watersheds—landscapes defined by the crest of mountains or hills in which all the water flows to one stream or water body. Watersheds can be as large as half a continent, such as the vast area that feeds the mighty Mississippi, or as small as an area around a local stream.

What we do in the upper parts of a watershed can affect the lands below. For every activity that DNR carries out on state lands, we work hard to prevent or mitigate any potential negative effects to the health of watersheds and the waters that flow through them.

Look here for our research into watersheds. If you are interested in wetlands—parts of the landscape that act like sponges to cleanse and hold valuable water in the ecosystem—or our studies about the riparian (streamside) habitat, you will find it here, too.


 Publications

Research

  033 TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests  (561.5 KB  PDF)
TFW-SH9-91-001 Analysis of Initiation Mechanisms of Dam-Break Floods in Managed Forests. Submitted July, 1991 by Carol Coho and Stephen J. Burges to TFW SHAMW

  019 TFW-WQ1-91-001 Proposed Surface Water Standards for Selected Pesticides Use in Oregon and Washington  (406.8 KB  PDF)
TFW-WQ1-91-001 Proposed Surface Water Standards for Selected Pesticides Use in Oregon and Washington. Submitted May 28, 1991 by Logan A. Norris and Frank Dost to TFW WQSC

  006 TFW-017-89-004 Wildlife Use of Managed Forests in Washington: A Review  (6.16 MB  PDF)
TFW-017-89-004 Wildlife Use of Managed Forests in Washington: A Review. Submitted June, 1989 by Larry L. Irwin, Joseph B. Buchanan, Tracy L. Fleming, Steven M. Speich

  014 TFW-WQ11-91-001 TFW Ecoregion Bioassessment Pilot Project - Interim Report  (490.9 KB  PDF)
TFW-WQ11-91-001 TFW Ecoregion Bioassessment Pilot Project - Interim Report. Submitted June, 1991 by Robert W. Plotnikoff Hank L. Dietrich to TFW WQSC

  010 TFW-18A-89-003 Effects of Timber Harvest on Rain-on-Snow Runoff in the Transient Snow Zone of the Washington Cascades, Interim Final Report  (7.73 MB  PDF)
TFW-18A-89-003 Effects of Timber Harvest on Rain-on-Snow Runoff in the Transient Snow Zone of the Washington Cascades, Interim Final Report. Submitted May, 1989 by R. Dennis Harr, Bengt A. Coffin, Terrance W. Cundy to TFW SHAMW

Reports

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (694.7 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Supplemental information

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (714.6 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Implementation Monitoring Report: Implementation of hardwood conversion and individual conifer release riparian restoration treatments

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (582.3 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Implementation Monitoring Report: Management of wetlands at least 0.25 acre in size and associated wetland management zones

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (439.9 KB  PDF)
Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013, Cover page, Project summary, and Table of contents

  Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring Report - 2013  (1.64 MB  PDF)
State Trust Lands Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Monitoring: Implementation of management activities in wetland management zones and hardwood-dominated riparian management zones - 2013

Maps

  State Trust Lands map - 2010, medium resolution  (3.79 MB  PDF)
Medium resolution version of our State Trust Lands map. Map displays our trust lands, other public lands, highways, water features, recreation sites, towns, terrain, and much more

  Forest Practices Watershed Analyses Status Map - August 2013  (2.76 MB  PDF)
Washington State Map of Watershed Administrative Units and Their Watershed Analysis Status as of August 2013

  Capitol Forest Map (small B/W)  (859.5 KB  PDF)
Page size (8.5 x 11) black and white version of our Capitol State Forest map. View trails for hikers, bikers, horses, and motorized vehicles. Location of recreation sites and the surrounding area.

Data

  11-17-2013 Forests & Fish Policy Meeting Materials  (2.73 MB  PDF)
Forests & Fish Policy Meeting Materials for November 17, 2013

  Washington Road Surface Erosion Model(WARSEM) Manual  (6.12 MB  PDF)
Washington Road Surface Erosion Model(WARSEM)

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Tuesday Apr 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CMER Committee Meeting

Thursday May 1, 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Timber/Fish/Wildlife (TFW) Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday May 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Thursday Jun 5, 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Timber/Fish/Wildlife Policy Committee Meeting

Tuesday Jun 24, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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