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dc.contributorVirginia Tech GIS & Remote Sensing 2014 Research Symposiumen_US
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kristinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-04T19:39:19Z
dc.date.available2014-11-04T19:39:19Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50676
dc.description.abstractThe Monongahela National Forest comprises over 900,000 acres of biologically diverse land in West Virginia. It is the largest tract of public land within the state, and it attracts anglers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts to the region. It is important to maintain the health and beauty of the forest as it plays a major role in the socioeconomic well-being of the state. The Monongahela National Forest is creating an ecological classification system to characterize its watersheds to improve management practices. For this classification to be successful and useable for modifying the Forest Management Plan, smaller watersheds are required. This project was designed using ESRI ArcGIS 10.1 to create subwatersheds for water sampling locations within the Monongahela National Forest. Specifically, the Spatial Analyst Toolbox and Model Builder were utilized. Nearly two hundred subwatersheds were created for use in this classification system. The methodology has been converted into a ‘How to…’ guide to allow replication for additional sampling locations within the Forest, in other National Forests, as well as future student projects at Virginia Tech. Additionally, application examples were demonstrated to show the ease of performing statistical analyses using this model, such as analyzing temperature and elevation effects. Furthermore, land use implications can be identified within the subwatersheds. The Forest Management Plan could be adapted or maintained based on these land use implications.en_US
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dc.subjectMonongahela national foresten_US
dc.subjectForest managementen_US
dc.subjectWatershedsen_US
dc.titleDelineating Subwatersheds within the Monongahela National Forest: The Implications of a Watershed Approach on Forest Planningen_US
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dc.rights.holderRader, Kristinen_US
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