Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study
Watersheds Research Cooperative newsletter:
First harvest entry in Hinkle Creek completed
More than 12 million board feet of timber was harvested in the first harvest entry in the 10-year Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study. The timber was harvested from five harvest units covering 380 acres (154 hectares) of Roseburg Forest Products land in the headwaters of the South Fork of Hinkle Creek between August 2005 and April 2006. Read More...
LOGGING TO BEGIN AT MAJOR FOREST RESEARCH EFFORT, By David Stauth (Click for full story)
CORVALLIS - Timber harvesting will begin this summer in the Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study, one of Oregon's most ambitious research efforts since the 1960s to determine the impact of modern forest practices on fish in forested streams.
WRC Annual Report available on line
Click below to link to the online copy of the 2004-2005 Annual Report for the Watersheds Research Cooperative. A hard copy of the publication is available by sending your name and mailing address to Lesley.Nylin@oregonstate.edu
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Protecting Oregon's Forest Streams is available now
OFRI's Special Report focuses on the 10-year Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study. The first installation of the Watersheds Research Cooperative is a collaborative process to build the new watershed science for contemporary forest practices. The study is examining whether current state controls on timber harvesting are adequately safeguarding water quality, aquatic habitat and fish species associated with forest streams. The 16-page free report can be ordered by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your mailing address and the number of copies requested.
Clippings from media/scientific journals
Hinkle creek study tackles forestry issues, By Bend.com (click for full story)
CORVALLIS – Timber harvesting will begin this summer in the Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study, one of Oregon's most ambitious research efforts since the 1960s to determine the impact of modern forest practices on fish in forested streams.
Watershed relations, by Diane Huber (Click for full story)
Tour studies Hinkle Creek logging project and its relationship with wildlife habitat
Research updates presented at Hinkle Creek conference
Researchers presented updates of their scientific studies during the 2005 conference on the Hinkle Creek Paired Watershed Study at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg . Sponsored by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, the conference focused on research results as the four-year calibration period for the 10-year study has been completed.
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In remarks at the conference, Steve Tesch, head of the OSU Forest Engineering Department, acknowledged the strong outreach efforts of the study. “Countless hours have been committed by OSU and USGS scientists and by Roseburg Forest Products staff. OFRI has been a strong supporter of these efforts.
“Locally, Javier Gorigolzari has done an excellent job of connecting with Roseburg school children and getting them linked to Hinkle Creek. ODFW has been an excellent partner in these outreach efforts, as has the OSU Extension Service. Efforts to bring this effort to schools, policy makers, and the public have been key to the project's success.”