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Monitoring Projects

Monitoring Stream Ecosystems to Understand Effects of Disturbance and Restoration

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Pictuer of a rocky mountain tailed frog tadpole
Rocky Mountain tailed frog tadpole (Ascaphus montanus). Photo by David Pilliod.
Picture of Meadow Creek, relocated in 2005 to reduce contamination. Meadow Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of the South Fork Salmon River, was relocated in 2005 to reduce contamination from mine tailings. Photo by Robert Arkle.
Project 1:
Effects of Meadow Creek Restoration on Stream Habitat and Community Composition at the Stibnite Mine Site
Picture of Pioneer Creek one year after a fre. Pioneer Creek, a tributary of Big Creek, one year after the 2000 Diamond Peak Fire. Photo by David Pilliod.
Project 2:
Effects of Fire on Stream Ecosystems in Western Forests
Picture of Cliff Creek, five years after a fire. Cliff Creek, a tributary of Big Creek, five years after the 2000 Diamond Peak Fire. Photo by David Pilliod.
Project 3:
Post-fire Recovery of Riparian Forests
Picture of Cliff Creek, five years after a fire. Smoke over the South Fork Salmon River during the fires of 2007. Photo by Robert Arkle.
Project 4:
Cumulative effects of fire and fuels management on stream water quality and ecosystem dynamics

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