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Hydrologic influences of forest vegetation in a changing world: Learning from Forest Service experimental forests, ranges, and watersheds

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Lisle, Thomas E.; Adams, Mary Beth; Reid, Leslie M.; Elder, Kelly

Year Published

2010

Publication

In: Adams, Mary Beth; NcNeel, Joe; Rodriguez-Franco, Carlos. 2010. Meeting current and future conservation challenges through the synthesis of long-term silviculture and range management research. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-84. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 37-49.

Abstract

The importance of forests in providing reliable sources of clean water cannot be underestimated. Therefore, there is a pressing need to understand how hydrologic systems function in forested ecosystems, in response to a variety of traditional and novel stressors and environments. Long-term watershed research on Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFRs) of the Forest Service has provided many examples of how vegetation management affects streamflows. New challenges and new stressors will require a deeper understanding and novel research and synthetic activities to help ensure sound forest management for a variety of end uses, included reliable supplies of clean water. In this paper, we discuss the potential role of EFRs for addressing new and challenging issues in forest hydrology.

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Lisle, Thomas E.; Adams, Mary Beth; Reid, Leslie M.; Elder, Kelly. 2010. Hydrologic influences of forest vegetation in a changing world: Learning from Forest Service experimental forests, ranges, and watersheds. In: Adams, Mary Beth; NcNeel, Joe; Rodriguez-Franco, Carlos. 2010. Meeting current and future conservation challenges through the synthesis of long-term silviculture and range management research. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-84. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 37-49.

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