INFRASTRUCTURE

The USDA ARS Northwest Watershed Research Center's Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) is the location for the Reynolds Creek CZO, located in the Owyhee Mountain Range southwest Idaho. The RC CZO is unique among current CZO’s in that it is a partnership between the NSF-funded CZO and the USDA ARS-funded Northwest Watershed Research Center that operates the RCEW.

 

Existing infrastructure within the USDA ARS NWRC's Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed -home of the NSF- and USDA ARS NWRC-funded RC CZO

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Existing Infrastructure

Partnership between NSF-funded CZO Program and the USDA ARS-funded Northwest Watershed Research Center

Northwest Watershed Research Center


The RC CZO is unique among current CZO’s in that it is a partnership between the NSF-funded CZO and the USDA ARS-funded Northwest Watershed Research Center that operates Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW). The RC CZO is entirely co-located with the RCEW and virtually all CZO work is directly linked to the ARS NWRC research programs, existing infrastructure and personnel that service and maintain RCEW. This arrangement is mutually beneficial. The CZO benefits from integration with past and present ARS data, research and scientific expertise supplied by ARS personnel as well as logistic and infrastructure support. The ARS benefits from an infusion of NSF-funded research, elevated exposure to the larger community and opportunities to address broader scientific issues. Our data policy reflects this partnership status

 


Future Infrastructure 

We are currently in the process of selecting our CORE study sites within the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW).

Potential CORE sites to include eddy covariance towers, net primary productivity, soil respiration and soil carbon dynamic measurements



The Reynolds CZO is located in the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW). The USDA ARS established RCEW in 1960 to conduct long-term research in the areas of water supply, seasonal snow, soil freezing, water quality and rangeland hydrology. 

Potential CORE sites to include eddy covariance towers, net primary productivity, soil respiration and soil carbon dynamic measurements

Northwest Watershed Research Center

Infrastructure News

FEATURED NATIONALLY

2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society

06 Apr 2017 - 2017 CZO Webinar Series: Critical Zone and Society.


Critical Zone Q&A with researcher Adrian Harpold

19 Oct 2016 - University of Nevada Reno's Adrian Harpold reflects on his past and present time researching at Critical Zone Observatories.

EOS: Taking the Pulse of the Earth’s Surface Systems

04 Dec 2015 - Taking the Pulse of the Earth's Surface Systems In September of 2014, Laurel Larsen (UC Berkley), Elizabeth Hajek (Penn State), and others...

Video: CZ graduate students reflect on experience at University of Western Australia Summer School

13 May 2015 - Students from around the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) gathered in Perth for two weeks in Feb. 2015 for the Inaugural WUN Summer School.

Using a CZO network to explore the architecture, dynamics and evolution of the Critical Zone

03 Nov 2014 - The US CZO National Office has organized a webinar on December 8, 2014 at 11AM - 12:30 PM ET.

2014 CZOData Cyber-Seminar Spring Series

06 Mar 2014 - Presentations describing the Integrated CZO Data system and how to use it; for interested CZO investigators, students & staff.

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Field Areas:

Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed

239 km2,

The Reynolds Creek CZO is located in the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed (RCEW) in the Owyhee Range in southwest Idaho. RCEW is 239 square km and encompasses a wide range of environments typical to the intermountain region of the western USA.

Murphy Creek

1,287 km2,

Tollgate Weir

Upper Sheep Creek

0.26 km2,

Johnston Draw

1.83 km2,

Mountain Big Sage

0.389 km2,

Lower Sheep Creek (Lower Sage)

0.131 km2,

Wyoming Big Sage

0.012 km2,

Flats