Title

Effects of Adding Stream Wood to Indian Creek, a 2nd Order Stream (Teanaway Valley)

Document Type

Poster

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

In the early 1900s, logging practices have caused our focus stream to straighten. We are just now noticing the negative effects this has on the ecosystem. The stream’s temperature is vital for the ecosystem to function, straight streams are shown to be warmer, causing organism survival to decline. Yakama Nation Fisheries is adding stream wood (SW) to streams to solve this problem. We hypothesize that adding SW into the streams will not only improve the water quality in the streams but the ecosystem around the stream. Our study investigates the effects of adding SW to streams.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mike Bosko

Department/Program

Biological Sciences

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/05/effects-of-adding-stream-wood-to-indian-creek-a-2nd-order-stream-teanaway-valley/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Effects of Adding Stream Wood to Indian Creek, a 2nd Order Stream (Teanaway Valley)

Ellensburg

In the early 1900s, logging practices have caused our focus stream to straighten. We are just now noticing the negative effects this has on the ecosystem. The stream’s temperature is vital for the ecosystem to function, straight streams are shown to be warmer, causing organism survival to decline. Yakama Nation Fisheries is adding stream wood (SW) to streams to solve this problem. We hypothesize that adding SW into the streams will not only improve the water quality in the streams but the ecosystem around the stream. Our study investigates the effects of adding SW to streams.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/30