RESEARCH: Historic Watershed Research Continues at Caspar with New Flume Installation
The historic Caspar Watershed Research Area is home to a hotbed of forest research. Recently, staff from the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE worked to install a new flume deep in the Caspar watershed area to help measure sediment runoff. This new flume, along with several others in the forest, measures sediment runoff both in storm events and as part of a long-term study to measure the effects of timber harvest. Long-term research projects like this one are part of what makes the landscape at Jackson so unique; research, recreation, and demonstration coming together to create a combined sustainable forest management model that helps build knowledge and examples for private forest landowners, Registered Professional Foresters and others who conduct work in forests statewide and beyond.