Undercut streambanks in forested headwater streams of the Oregon coast range
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Undercut streambanks in forested headwater streams of the Oregon coast range by Edward M. Salminen

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Written in English


  • Rivers -- Oregon.,
  • Rivers -- Coast Ranges.,
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Statementby Edward M. Salminen.
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Pagination123 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages123
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Open LibraryOL15197377M

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Graduation date: This study was undertaken to evaluate the occurrence and characteristics of undercut streambanks in forested headwater streams of the Oregon Coast Range. Undercut streambanks and associated reach characteristics were surveyed along 46 sample reaches (each m in length) in 8 streams; all sample reaches occurred in. Quantifying effects of forest harvesting on sources of suspended sediment to an Oregon Coast Range headwater stream. streambanks in the agricultural and forested Smith Creek, watershed. Fish response to contemporary timber harvest practices in a second-growth forest from the central Coast Range of Oregon Article (PDF Available) in Forest Ecology and Management   The study occurred in two catchments located in the Oregon Coast Range ( °N, °W) of the Pacific Northwest. The climate in the region is maritime with average annual precipitation of mm (30 year normal from to ), with ~72% falling between November to March (PRISM Climate Group, ).Approximately 98% of the annual precipitation falls as rain, with .

A stream is not considered to be Type F if fish were introduced through a fish stocking permit and there is documentation showing that the stream had no fish prior to stocking. The Department of Forestry, with assistance from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, will conduct a comprehensive field survey to identify all forest streams with fish use. A dozen great rivers pour out of the Coast Range Mountains into tidal bays that welcome runs of salmon and the sea-going rainbow trout called “steelhead.” Bays are the year-round home to marine perch, rockfish, crabs and clams, while other species come and go with the seasons and the tides. In the Northwest Zone a handful of ponds dot the forested slopes, and there are dozens of dune lakes. The Elliott State Forest is 82,acres of publicly owned forest in Oregon’s Coast Range just north of Coos Bay that has historically been logged to provide funding for Oregon’s Common School Fund. Tying logging revenue to school funding was envisioned at a time when old-growth forest and wildlife seemed limitless, but after a century of. Portions of the state receive over inches of a rain a year, and most of that precipitation flows into a plethora of rivers and lakes to support a wide range of fish species from steelhead to largemouth bass. 1. McKenzie River. The McKenzie River flows out of the Cascade range and is home to incredible flora, fauna, and plenty of fish.

  This island of old-growth is the definition of what makes a Coast Range hike so great and so awful all at the same time. This acre patch of ancient forest is home to some of Oregon. The North Fork of the Nehalem drops quickly out of the North Oregon Coast range meeting up with the Nehalem in tidewater near Wheeler, Oregon. Compared to streams like the Nestucca or Siletz, the N. Fork drops at a quicker gradient, creating waterfalls, long sections of rapids and deep canyon pools. Oregon Coast Range is currently estimated to be in old growth or late-successional forest (Wimberly et al., ), this study of stream reaches in mid-suc-cessional forests has relevance to regional conditions. FIGURE 1. Locations of 36 Headwaters Stream Reaches in the Oregon Coast Range. TABLE 1. Criteria Used to Select Stream Reaches. streams, large debris is randomly located where it inititally fell, because the streams are too small to redistribute it. (Stream order is defined in many geography texts and Harr (), and an example is shown in fig. 1). Third- through fifth- order streams are large enough to redistribute debris, forming distinct accumulations which may directly.