Watershed Assessment and Analysis
What is Happening Today?
There is a movement in Oregon whereby people of all interests are coming
together to work out their differences and to make changes towards a future.
A future where salmon still swim up rivers, up cold creeks and into fir
and hemlock forest. A future where people can make a living and enjoy
a rich life.
What is Watershed Assessment?
Watershed assessment and analysis is an interdisciplinary approach to
understanding how a watershed works. In an assessment the team collects
data and gathers information, and where there are serious information
gaps they may generate new data. Data about sediment delivery, water quality,
fish and wildlife habitat and many types of information on the human population
are analyzed and synthesized. The main products of the assessment include
the process itself and a report with a set of interpretive and analytical
maps. The process involves plenty of input from citizens of the watershed.
This serves as a dynamic tool for creating action plan for watershed protection,
restoration and management.
Each team is customized to fit the watershed and may include: soil scientist, geomorphologist, fish biologist, forester, hydologist, sociologist, wildlife biologist, and geographic information system (GIS) specialist and as well as professionals from other disciplines.
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