Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Current News

Flowers on the Forest Floor: Herbaceous Contributions to Ecosystem Processes (February 26, 2015 on CompassLive)

Streams through the City: Water Quality and Quantity (February 19, 2015 on CompassLive)

Forests Provide Clean Drinking Water for the South (February 17, 2015 on CompassLive)

Student Scientists Present Research at Coweeta Laboratory (December 23, 2014 on CompassLive)

Release of Below-Ground Carbon by Root-Soil Interactions (December 2, 2014 on CompassLive)

GTR cover image Quantifying the Role of National Forest System Lands in Providing Surface Drinking Water Supply for the Southern United States

Forests and water are inextricably linked, and people are dependent on forested lands to provide clean, reliable water supplies for drinking water and to support local economies. This publication provides details at the landscape level about how much of their water supply southern communities receive from federal, state and private forest lands. These results highlight the need for conservation and management of southern forests to ensure clean and dependable water supplies in downstream communities.

Changes at Streamside in the Southern Appalachians (August 19, 2014 on CompassLive)

Life on the Forest Floor: Woodland Herbs of Southern Appalachian Cove Forests (August 14, 2014 on CompassLive)

The Interaction of Climate Change, Fire, and Forests in the U.S. (August 12, 2014 on CompassLive)

Jennifer Knoepp Named Soil Science Society of America Fellow (July 9, 2014 on CompassLive)

Learning about the Importance of Proper Road Construction (July 2, 2014 on CompassLive)

New Study Finds Lower Elevation Forests More Affected by Drought (May 22, 2014 on CompassLive)

Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem (March 27, 2014 on CompassLive)

Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed EcosystemA new book edited by U.S. Forest Service emeritus scientist Wayne Swank and Virginia Tech professor Jack Webster and published by Oxford University Press brings together findings from more than 30 years of collaborative research by the Forest Service and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on the Coweeta Experimental Forest (Coweeta) near Otto, North Carolina. Read the full CompassLive article.

Loss of Eastern Hemlock Will Affect Forest Water Use (May 21, 2013 on CompassLive)

Coweeta Hosts Workshop on Access Road Construction

CompassLive online magazine

Road Status Updates

The main gates at Ball Creek (USFS 83) and Shope Fork (USFS 751) are open as of March 19, 2015. Please drive carefully!