Porter Canyon Experimental Watershed: Quantifying the Effects of Piñon and Juniper Control on Ecosystem Processes
Great Basin Rangelands Research
Project Number: 2060-22000-023-09
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
The primary purpose is to facilitate joint research between the University of Nevada Reno and the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in the Porter Canyon Experimental Watershed, where the effects of pinyon and juniper control on watershed processes is being quantified. The objective is to synthesize several multi-years datasets from the watershed to quantify baseline watershed conditions. This will provide baseline conditions on 1) tree water use, 2) soil moisture and 3) climatic conditions.
The University of Nevada at Reno will assist ARS in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing these data.