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Agricultural Research Service

ARS 50th Anniversary Celebration

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50th Anniversary

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USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center
Tombstone, Arizona

50th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USDA ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental
Watershed in Tombstone Arizona, a group of 250 scientists convened at the
First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds in Benson,
Arizona, October 27-30, 2003.

The 750-page proceedings were published by ARS and are now available online at This report represents
state-of-the-art research in watersheds. The content includes reviews of
watershed research programs conducted by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and Forest Service, U.S.
Geological Survey, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and National Science Foundation Consortium of Universities
for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences, Inc., as well as recent
research on watershed-scale topics such as hydrology, erosion, economic,
instrumentation, ecology, sociology and fire. We hope you find these
Proceedings useful and that you get a chance to visit the Walnut Gulch
Experimental Watershed surrounding Tombstone, Arizona if you haven't done
so already.

Keywords: watershed, watershed management, hydrology, water quality,
water quantity, runoff, sediment loss, sediment transport, sociology,
ecology, ecosystem, erosion, economics, instrumentation

Citation: Renard, Kenneth G., McElroy, Stephen A., Gburek, William J.,
Canfield, H. Evan and Scott, Russell L., eds. 2003. First Interagency
Conference on Research in the Watersheds, October 27-30, 2003. U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.






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