The purpose of this study is to continue forest soil and vegetation monitoring in the Big Barren Creek watershed to better understand the influences of prescribe burning on forest soil characteristics and ground cover in MTNF. The United States Forest Service (USFS) contracted the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI) at Missouri State University to conduct a Forest Watershed Monitoring Study under Agreement No. 5-CS-11090500-036. The goal of this study is to assess changes in forest soil and vegetation characteristics based on prescribed burn history to infer changes in forest hydrology in MTNF.

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Completed for Kelly Whitsett, Forest Hydrologist and Cave and Karst Program Manager U.S. Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla Missouri

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