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Soil & Water
Research Areas:

Road Erosion
Fire Effects
Disturbed Forests
Upland Watersheds
Slope Stability
Erosion Modeling
Climate Modeling

Project Leader:
William J. Elliot
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Soil and Water Engineering  >  Information  >  Fire Effects

Mission: To develop methods of predicting the effects of natural and prescribed fire on forest hydrologic and erosion processes and to develop mitigation techniques for the effects.


Peter R. Robichaud, Research Engineer
William J. Elliot, Project Leader

  • Measure and model erosion rates following wild fires on forests and rangelands.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of erosion mitigation practices following wild fire.