Fernow Experimental Forest

Cross-Site Research

[photo:] The 120-degree V-notch weir on watershed 5 has measured streamflow since 1951.The Fernow Experimental Forest is participating in several cross-site comparisons within the Forest Service network of experimental forests and ranges. Studies include: effects of harvesting treatments on stream water quality; effects of forest management and changing climate on streamflow; effects of silvicultural treatment, site, and climate on growth; and quantifying uncertainty in ecosystem studies.

Fernow data have been used extensively in regional comparisons of nitrogen (N) cycling and ecosystem N processes. A Fernow study is an affiliated site in the Long-Term Soil Productivity network.

Monitoring stations for two national networks are located at the Timber & Watershed Laboratory: