Learning from Forests

Forests play a significant role in the process of moving water throughout the landscape. As we learned from Eli Asarian’s recently published report on¬†streamflow and precipitation trends in the Eel River basin, the age and density of our forests impacts streamflow in a measurable way. Because evapotranspiration is such a large portion of the annual … Read more

Working with Beaver to Restore Salmon Habitat

With funding provided by the Bonneville Power Administration (Project 2003-017) and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) conducted a study in Bridge Creek, Oregon which exemplified the positive impact that stable beaver colonies can have on a river ecosystem, specifically their impact on habitat for steelhead. From their study: … Read more