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Forest Practices Research & Monitoring Program
Oregon Headwaters Research Cooperative (OHRC)

A Project of the Watershed Research Cooperative
How well are Oregon’s forest practices protecting water quality, aquatic habitat and fish on private industrial forestland?

Hinkle Creek is a Working Forest...
A 5,000 acre watershed northeast of Roseburg, Oregon, Hinkle Creek supports a stand of 55-year-old harvest regenerated Douglas-fir. The watershed is owned by Roseburg Forest Products, whose continuous, long-term objective is to produce high quality wood products.
Hinkle Creek is the site of a new, state-of-the-art paired watershed study to investigate the effects of contemporary forest practices on water quality, fisheries and aquatic habitat. It is the first ever paired watershed study located completely on private forestland.
Hinkle Creek is the location of a demonstration area that will allow people from all disciplines and walks of life to come and observe modern intensive forest management. It is also a place where watersheds, water quality and fisheries are being studied. Thus, it becomes a place to observe how well these seemingly mutually exclusive activities interact.
/ODF/privateforests/PublishingImages/logos/osu.gifTo learn more about Hinkle Creek and how it is being used as an outdoor classroom for extension, outreach activities and teaching, as well as a research watershed, view a copy of the Hinkle Creek Project (pdf) brochure published by Oregon State University.

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