This project uses a flexible modelling platform called the Raven hydrological model. It assesses streamflow response to timber harvest. The goal is to callibrate Raven for the Southern Rockes using 50 years of weather data.
Once calibrated, Raven will be used in climate change projects and forest planning initiatives by quantifying the relationship between forest harvesting and indicators like peak flow and timing. This model will allow policy makers, land developers, industry, and government to quickly assess the probability that a forest harvest plan (or other disturbance) will impact watersheds.