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April 21, 2022 – Modeling the Effects of Forest Management on August Streamflow: South Fork Nooksack River Pilot Research Study (2022). The forest hydrology pilot research study report details the context, methods, and results of a Phase 1 modeling effort to quantify the effects of forest management on summer streamflow in the SF Nooksack River. This collaborative effort between Natural Systems Design, Western Washington University, and Nooksack Indian Tribe included application of two state-of-the-science hydrological models to characterize the direction and magnitude of influence on August streamflows from forest management actions including cutting gaps in the snow zone, changing harvest rotation frequencies, and reducing the areal extent of timber harvest in the watershed. A Phase 2 effort is planned and is anticipated to include refinement of forest management scenarios and expansion in spatial scope to more of the upper Nooksack River watershed.

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