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

  Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities  (6.50 MB  PDF)
Monitoring of Riparian and Aquatic Habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest: First Results and Research Opportunities - Presentation at the Stream Talk Seminar, OSU March 17, 2014

  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

Reports

  Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy  (1.03 MB  PDF)
Wetland Research and Monitoring Strategy

  SR 530 Landslide Commission Final Report  (3.24 MB  PDF)
SR 530 Landslide Commission Final Report

  Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal  (1.69 MB  PDF)
Effects of Forest Roads and Tree Removal

  Findings Report for Literature Synthesis  (195.4 KB  PDF)
Findings Report for Literature Synthesis

  SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report  (7.64 MB  PDF)
SR 530 Landslide Commission Draft Report

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

  Trail Map - Capitol State Forest - 2012 (complete)  (2.76 MB  PDF)
NEW - Capitol State Forest - Trail Map in color (complete). Shows recreation sites and multi-use trails, roads, gates, and surrounding area.

Data

  Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload  (320.2 KB  PDF)
Timber, Fish, & Wildlife Policy Committee – Monthly Workload

  CMER Membership 2014  (13.9 KB  PDF)
CMER Membership 2014

  Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG  (34.3 KB  PDF)
Roads Effectiveness Best Management Practices TWIG

  CMER Master Schedule  (124.2 KB  PDF)
Recommended FP HCP Adaptive Management Program Priority Projects 5/29/14 - Draft Suggestions for revision to discuss with CMER and Policy

  CMER Master Project Schedule  (73.4 KB  PDF)
Recommended FP HCP Adaptive Management Program Priority Projects 7/29/14 - Draft

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