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Understanding Large Woody Debris and Development of a Decision Support Tool

This project seeks to better understand the dynamics of large woody debris in small streams.

Disturbance is a necessary process that generates dead wood important for stream health. This project seeks to better understand the dynamics of large woody debris in small streams.

An output of this project is a decision support tool will be designed for practicioners who are interested in evaluating how and to what degree various management choices influence the amount and type of large woody debris, and how that relates to historical levels.

No current milestones for this project

LWD in small headwater streams in the AB foothills

Abstract from peer reviewed paper from the Healthy Landscapes program

Temporal dynamics of large woody debris is AB foothills

Report on the ecological links between log recruitment, persistence, decay and transport in streams, and natural disturbances in riparian forests.

NDP Large Woody Debris "Talk 'n Tour" 2010

Agenda for the 2010 large woody debris tour from the Natural Disturbance Program including afternoon of classroom instruction and all-day field tour.

David Andison

Program Lead

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