Cutting edge: A comparison of contemporary practices of riparian buffer retention around headwaters in Canada, Finland and Sweden

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lenka Kuglerova - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Timo Muotka - University of Oulu

John Richardson - University of British Columbia

Description:

These data describe 286 small streams in Canada, Sweden and Finland and the conditions of their riparian buffers. All the study streams were subject to forest harvest between 2010 and 2016 and riparian buffers were left by forest practitioners. We measured number of stream physical properties (size, substrate, channel forms) and the conditions of the associated riparian buffers (width, tree composition, age structure). We further assessed other impairments caused by forestry operations such as machine tracks in the riparian area, drainage ditches connected to the streams, and stream crossing. Those data are also available in the database.

Responsible department/unit:

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lenka Kuglerova - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Timo Muotka - University of Oulu

John Richardson - University of British Columbia

Contributor(s):

Jussi Jyvasjarvi - University of Oulu

Claire Ruffing - University of British Columbia

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1125

Description:

These data describe 286 small streams in Canada, Sweden and Finland and the conditions of their riparian buffers. All the study streams were subject to forest harvest between 2010 and 2016 and riparian buffers were left by forest practitioners. We measured number of stream physical properties (size, substrate, channel forms) and the conditions of the associated riparian buffers (width, tree composition, age structure). We further assessed other impairments caused by forestry operations such as machine tracks in the riparian area, drainage ditches connected to the streams, and stream crossing. Those data are also available in the database.

Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

2017-05-01 — ongoing

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden, Finland, Canada

Geographic description: The data focus on one southern and one northern region in Sweden and Finland and coastal and interior regions in British Columbia (Canada).

Funding:

The Swedish Research Council Formas

Academy of Finland (Suomen Akatemia)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Gouvernement du Canada

Version 1.0:

Cutting edge: A comparison of contemporary practices of riparian buffer retention around headwaters in Canada, Finland and Sweden

Suggested citation:

Lenka Kuglerova, Timo Muotka, John Richardson. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology and Management (2020). Cutting edge: A comparison of contemporary practices of riparian buffer retention around headwaters in Canada, Finland and Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/9469-2s37

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lenka Kuglerova - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Timo Muotka - University of Oulu

John Richardson - University of British Columbia

Description:

Table S3. The separately uploaded table contains data which were used for analyzing riparian buffer widths and the factors affecting it (catchment area, riparian slope and clearcut size), as well as Impairment Index for all sites in all three countries. Table S4-S6. These separately uploaded tables contain all data from the Canadian, Finnish and Swedish sites used in the study, including information on the buffer width and composition, stream properties, impairments, site names, site information

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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Data collection:

Description of the mode of collection: The data contain in-field observations and measurements.

Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-05-01 — 2018-08-30

Published: 2020-06-18