Watershed Restoration Projects on Sal Creek and Harris River
Note: This web site was originally produced as an online reference point to access text, interactive panoramas and videos produced for the Google Earth Tour of Prince of Wales Island Watershed Restoration Projects.
The web site also serves as a "preliminary design" that in the future may allow a wealth of historical and current data and information to be added for each watershed area and each specific site location where rehabilitation work has been done. In this preliminary design four distinct categories have been suggested for the types of data and information that might be included: 1. Documents, 2. Images, 3. GIS Data and Maps, 4. Networks. Sub-categories and additional topic categories might be forthcoming in the future.
The objectives in watershed restoration efforts on Prince of Wales Island include reducing the stressors on watershed processes in order to achieve a more properly functioning watershed. One of the largest stressors on the Harris River watershed, for example was found to be sedimentation. The effects of sedimentation resulted in decreased connectivity between upper and lower watershed reaches, lost fish and aquatic habitat, and disequilibria in fluvial processes. Objectives listed in the Harris Watershed Restoration Plan are aimed to decrease component level stressors, reduce sedimentation, and improve overall function in the Harris watershed. Active restoration in Sal Creek and the Harris River will promote natural recovery of overall watershed fluvial processes. Instream habitat improvements will encourage re-colonization of biotic communities where habitat has been disconnected or lost.
Prince of Wales Island Watershed Restoration Project Google Map
Map instructions - Click on the icons on the map below for more information. You can also use the text hot links on the left side bar to view text information, interactive panoramas and video about Sal Creek and Harris River Watershed Restoration Projects.
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Documents related to the overall Prince Of Wales Island Watershed Restoration Projects:(These could be categorized in an Online Reference Library - see the library on the Upper Sevier River site as example)
- Monitoring results
- Analysis information
- Research studies
- Other presentations such as Powerpoint and PDF files
- The references below were provided for this project. Are there links to web sources for these?
James, G. A. 1956. The physical effect of logging on salmon streams of Southeast Alaska. Alaska Forest Research Center, USDA Forest Service, Station Paper No. 5.
Jones, J. A. 2000. Hydrologic processes and peak discharge responcse to forest removal, and regrowth, and roads in 10 small experimental basins, western Cascades, Oregon. Water Resources Research, Vol. 36, No. 9, 2621-2642.
Lassettre, N.S. and R.R. Harris. 2001. The Geomorphic and Ecological influence of large woody debris in streams and rivers. University of California, Berkeley.
McGreer, Dale J.2000. Effects of Forest Harvesting and Roads on Streamflow Processes and Application to Watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Western Watershed Analysts Report Prepared for Sealaska Corporation
Shapely, Philip and Daniel Bishop. 1965. Sedimentation in A Salmon Stream. J. Fish. Res Bd. Canada.
Swanston, Douglas N, Daniel A. Marion. 1991. Proceedings of the Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference. Volume 2. 10-49 p.
- A Google Search for the words Prince of Wales Island Watershed Restoration Projects reveals dozens of web site URLs. A few examples are:
- Tongass Futures Roundtable "A Framework for Setting Watershed Scale Priorities...."
- Prince of Wales Island Receives Economic Stimulus Funding for Salmon by The Nature Conservancy
- NOAA Restoration Center Partners with Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and the US Forest Service to restore heavily logged areas on Prince of Wales Island
- Wilderness Society Honors Forest Service Visionaries for Prince of Wales Island restoration work.
Links to images and videos and other media:
- LInks to an image/video library such as Flickr, Picasa Panaramio, and/or YouTube for more pictures and video about this specific site.
- LInks to historic photos
- Tongass National Forest Flickr photostream
- A Flickr search for the words "Prince of Wales Island" reveals over 1000 images.
- Panoramio photos of Prince of Wales Island / By ElaineG
- A Picasa search for the words"Prince of Wales Island" reveals thousands of images
- Mountain Visions Picasa Web Albums on Prince of Wales Island:
- An "Image Google Search for the words "Prince of Wales Island Watershed Restoration Projects" reveals thousands of photos and other images.
Links to GIS data and maps of this project:
- Prince of Wales Watershed Restoration Google Earth Tour, 2011
- Link to any GIS data and map sources that may exist for Prince of Wales Island Watershed Areas.
- GIS Maps are available in the Tongass Futures Roundtable Document "A Framework for Setting Watershed Scale Priorities...."
- A Google Search for the words "Prince of Wales Island Watershed GIS" reveals many online GIS sources .
Links to networking web site(s):
- Tongass Futures Roundtable web site
- Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce
- USDA Forest Service Twitter Account
- USDA Forest Service Facebook page
- USDA Forest Service YouTube Account
- "Hands on the Land" Tongass National Forest Educator Resources and Education Programs
- Article "Tongass National Forest Engaging in Social Media" July 06, 2009
- Links to any other interest network web sites that have wikis, blogs or other popular networking opportunities such as FaceBook, Twitter, NIng, Wikispaces, etc.