Frissell, C. A. 2018. Review of Three Recent Oregon Paired Watershed Study Publications: Small Sample Size Greatly Limits Power of Inference About Effectiveness of Current Forest Practices, Compared to Synoptic Surveys and Studies. Memo prepared for Mary Scurlock, Scurlock and Associates, Portland, OR. 2 January 2018
Frissell, C.A. 2017. Implications of Perry and Jones (2016) study of streamflow depletion caused by logging for water resources and forest management in the Pacific Northwest. Memo prepared for Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, Portland, OR. 27 January 2017.
Technical Comments Regarding the Board’s Action to Develop Riparian Rule Prescriptions
Dale McCullough, Ph.D., Senior Fishery Scientist with the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission
Science and Oregon Forest Practices Rules or the Tale of the Frightened Tortoise and the Hare in Manacles.
This is a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Chris Frissell at the 2015 annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, as part of the panel “From Clearcuts to Sustainability: Legislative and Legal Strategies for Reforming Oregon’s Forest Practices”
The Western Oregon Paired Watershed Studies: Initial Results, Limitations and Policy Implications
In this memorandum, aquatic ecologist Chris Frissell refutes industry claims, explaining why the three “Paired Watershed Studies” in western Oregon do not provide sound reasons to delay or cease the current rule making process to improve stream buffers on small and medium fish-bearing streams. This report follows up and expands on Dr. Frissell’s presentation to the Board of Forestry at the June 23, 2014, Riparian Rules Workshop
PUBLISHED JOURNAL AND OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Lackey, Robert T. 2017. Science and Salmon Recovery. pp. XXX-XXX.
In: Science and Problem Solving Under Post-Normal Conditions: From Complex
Problems to New Problem Solving Strategies, Edward P. Weber, Denise H. Lach, and
Brent S. Steel, editors, Oregon State Press, Corvallis, Oregon, XXX pp. [In Press].
Bogan, Michael T., J. L. Hwan, and S. M. Carlson. 2015.
High Aquatic Biodiversity in an Intermittent Coastal Headwater Stream at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California.
Northwest Science, 89(2):188-197.
Groom, J. D., L. Dent, and L. J. Madsen. 2011. Stream temperature change detection for state and private forests in the Oregon Coast Range, Water Resour. Res., 47, W01501, doi:10.1029/2009WR009061.
Groom J.D., , L. Dent. L. J. Madsen, and J. Fleuret. 2011.Response of Western Oregon (USA) stream temperatures to contemporary forest management.
Forest Ecology and Management, 262: 1618-1629.
Pollock, Michael M. and Timothy J. Beechie. 2014.
Does Riparian Forest Restoration Thinning Enhance Biodiversity? The Ecological Importance of Large Wood.
Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50(3): 543-559. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12206.
The following journal articles address the differences between Oregon Forest Practices Act rules and those in Washington, California, and in the federal Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP), through illustrative comparisons. Oregon’s rules are less protective of streams than those of Washington and the NWFP, and, to a lesser extent, California’s forest practices rules.
Cashore, Benjamin and Graeme Auld. 2003.
British Columbia’s Environmental Forestry Policy Record in Perspective.
Journal of Forestry. December: 42-47.
Olson, D.H., P.D. Anderson, C.A. Frissell, H.H. Welsh, Jr., and D.F. Bradford. 2007.
Biodiversity management approaches for stream-riparian areas: Perspectives for Pacific Northwest headwater forests, microclimates and amphibians.
Forest Ecology and Management, 246: 81-107.
H.H. Welsh, Jr. 2011.
Frogs, Fish and Forestry: An Integrated Watershed Network Paradigm Conserves Biodiversity and Ecological Services
Diversity, 3, 503-530.