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Wildfire extent and severity influences the streamwater chemistry, sediment and temperature of individual basins during five years following Colorado’s Hayman Fire

ABSTRACT The 2002 Hayman Fire was the largest fire in recent Colorado history. The extent of high severity combustion and its location in watersheds that deliver drinking water to metropolitan Denver focused public attention on the effects of wildfire on … Continue reading

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Trail Creek Sediment yield report

Abstract: Prepared for Douglas County, colorado, in March of 2006. Analysis of sediment run-off post- Hayman fire. Complete text available online here:   E&H_Trail Creek Sediment Yield Report   Engineering and Hydro Systems, March 2006

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Sediment Production and Delivery from Forest Roads and Off-Highway Vehicle Trails in the Upper South Platte River Watershed, Colorado.

Abstract (Pollution – Sediment, Erosion, Water Quality) Sediment is a principal cause of impairment to surface water quality.  Erosion is aparticularly important environmental issue in the Upper South Platte River (USPR)watershed of Colorado because it is the primary source of … Continue reading

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Ponderosa Pine in the Colorado Front Range: Long Historical Fire and Tree Recruitment Intervals and a Case for Landscape Heterogeneity.

Abstract (Forest Ecology, Wildfires/Rehabilitation, Restoration Areas, Erosion) An unloggedd forest landscape in the Colorado Front Range provides insight into historical characteristics of ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir landscapes where the past fire regime was mixed severity with mean fire intervals of 50 years … Continue reading

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Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project.

Abstract (Watershed Planning, Erosion, Water Quality, Forest Ecology) The Upper South Platte Basin is a critical watershed in Colorado. Nearly 80 percent of the water used by the 1.5 million Denver metropolitan residents comes from or is transmitted through this … Continue reading

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Late Holocene Dune Accretion and Episodes of Persistent Drought in the Great Plains of Northeastern Colorado.

Abstract (Erosion, Forest Ecology) The Great Plains of the Mid West USA contain dunefields which display stratigraphic evidence of episodic sand drift throughout the Holocene and, in some cases, the Late Pleistocene. Widespread aeolian activity has been linked to persistent … Continue reading

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Hayman Fire Rehabilitation Treatment Monitoring Progress Report Addendum, 2002-2006: Sediment Yields, Runoff, and Ground Cover in the First Four Years after the Hayman Fire.

Abstract (Water Quality, Atmosphere, Erosion, Wildfires – Rehabilitation) This report is an addendum to the 2002-2005 progress report, and presents data collected in 2006. All tables and figures have been updated with data from 2006. Background, methods, and results from … Continue reading

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Hayman Fire Rehabilitation Treatment Monitoring Progress Report, 2002-2005: Sediment Yields, Runoff, and Ground Cover in the First Three Years after the Hayman Fire.

Abstract (Erosion, Pollution – Sediment, Wildfires – Rehabilitation) This report describes damage done by the Hayman Fire in the Colorado area in terms of ecological impacts. From there it goes on to detail the rehabilitation treatments applied to 45,500 acres … Continue reading

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