2013 Summer Field Tour (with High Sierra SAF)

EDUCATION/OUTREACH

Science & forest management in the mixed-conifer forest

Sierra National Forest - Providence Creek & other sites

High Sierra Chapter - Society of American Foresters

 

Visitors on a past field trip to the Providence Creek research site get a close look at installed instrumentation and explanations from SSCZO researchers and staff.



2013 Summer Field Tour
Shaver Lake, CA - July 13


“Science & forest management in the mixed-conifer forest”

Tour will include visiting the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and the Kings River Experimental Watershed (KREW).  The site is home to two collaborative field studies run by University of California, Merced, and the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Research includes an integrated watershed study, impacts from forest management, and the study of physical processes that connect bedrock to the lower atmosphere. Site location visits under discussion include the eddy covariance flux tower at subcatchment P301, Critical Zone tree 1, meteorological stations at the Providence Creek site, stream gauging stations, and other research locations associated with the KREW and SSCZO projects.


Preliminary Agenda:
10:00     Meet at Shaver Lake Community Center and depart for Providence Creek
                   If you drive your personal vehicle, it will need to have high clearance.
                   Please carpool if possible, we will have vehicles available.


10:30     Critical Zone:
                   A. vegetation-atmospheric interaction
                   B. snow distribution and monitoring                 
                
11:30     Timber management in an experimental watershed

12:00     Lunch stop

12:30     Southern California Edison timber management
                
13:00     Water and sediment monitoring

14:30     Depart for Shaver Lake

Bring: water, sack lunch, sunblock, and anything else to make your day comfortable.

RSVP by July 11th with Erin Stacy: estacy@ucmerced.edu
Or
With Ryan, Patrick or Mike at the Edison Forestry office: (559) 841-3194 

Visitors on a past field trip to the Providence Creek research site get a close look at installed instrumentation and explanations from SSCZO researchers and staff.


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SSCZO - 2011 field trip

This July 2011 outing allowed stakeholders and the public to see the cutting-edge research being conducted at the site. Five congressional staff and 2 state senate staff members attended, along with representatives of several local organizations. 

With SSCZO researchers Roger Bales, Matt Meadows and Carolyn Hunsaker, attendees toured the Providence flux tower, Critical Zone Tree-1, and meadow instrumentation, all located in subcatchment P301

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