Bear Brook Watershed Webinar & Field Tour

Year 3 logoBear Brook Watershed
Webinar: Wednesday, December 6, Noon to 1 pm
Field Tour: Friday, December 8, 930am-130pm

The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM) research program is centered on two small first-order adjacent forested stream watersheds in eastern Maine.  The research was begun in the mid-1980s as part of the national agenda of research to determine the effects of acid deposition on surface waters and their related watersheds.  Since then, the BBWM program of research has grown to encompass an array of scientific objectives that include acid deposition, climate change and carbon sequestration, nitrogen saturation, base cation depletion, and studies of the evolution of watershed biogeochemistry under prolonged experimental acidification.

Research at the BBWM site is internationally recognized for its contributions to understanding the effects of elevated nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) deposition on forested watersheds through whole-ecosystem experimental manipulations.

Maps shared by American Forest Management during Webinar

Long-term Research Resources

History of Bear Brook Watershed at Lead Mountain

Recovery Stream Data

Data archive paper (briefly describes where the data or some of the data are archived and the components of the study)

Multi site study (features Bear Brook and also is the first paper to document acid rain recovery in soils in North America)

Conservation Resources

Forest Society of Maine

Map of FSM Conservation Locations

Eagle Lake Forest conservation project