Project ID

2004-E08

Abstract

Using aerial photos and historical records allowed researchers to create a compelling picture of the changes in the Clear Creek watershed since 1940.

Key Question

Can significant events contributing to the overall health and functioning of agricultural watersheds be understood through the study of landscape history?

Findings

Analysis of landscape history reveals significant changes in space and time. Examples from this study include the identification of persistent patches of remnant natural vegetation and areas of concentrated urban or suburban development, and pinpointing periods of rapid change in the stream network. Such knowledge can be used to inform future conservation planning and/or regional development policies.

Principal Investigator(s)

Lisa A. Schulte

Co-Investigator(s)

Andrew Rayburn, Laura Merrick

Year of Grant Completion

2007

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