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Improving Stream Water Quality and Reducing Runoff by Improving Farm Soil Health Through Permanent Cover Cropping

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Scientists are studying how soil structure and soil ecosystem health improve farm fields over a three-year period after shifting from conventional tillage practices to cover cropping. They are also measuring…

Teaching Environmental Sustainability — Model My Watershed

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Stroud Center educators and scientists continued to enhance the Model My Watershed application and refined the model curriculum for middle and high school students. This project is completed in partnership…

Water-Quality Monitoring at Fair Hill Training Center

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Scientists are monitoring fecal indicator bacteria, sediment, and water chemistry from the barns at the Fair Hill Training Center. Based on the data collected, the scientists and restoration team will…

Transforming Water Quality in the White Clay Creek Headwaters of Christina River Basin

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This Watershed Renaissance Initiative grant will enable Stroud Water Research Center to implement extensive watershed restoration projects designed to capture and control excess water and sediment production from agricultural hillslopes.…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

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Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

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This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a newly established transition to organic farming at…

Land Use Effects on Stream Thermal Regime

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In this project, we measure stream temperatures throughout a series of small watersheds with land use ranging from very urbanized to completely forested to develop a predictive model of stream temperature changes.

Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology

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Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., describes her work as a fluvial geomorphologist at Stroud Water Research Center.

Award-Winning Web Toolkit Helps Protect Fresh Water

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The WikiWatershed toolkit was awarded the 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.