Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

Current News

Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem

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.

CompassLive: Loss of Eastern Hemlock Will Affect Forest Water Use

Coweeta Hosts Workshop on Access Road Construction

CompassLive online magazine

Road Status Updates

Ball Creek (FS Road #83) and Shope Fork (FS Road #751) are OPEN!
FS Road #751 is a dead end road.


Seminars and Meetings

Land Trust for the Little Tennessee

Road Construction and Maintenance Workshop for Landowners

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, North Carolina

$30 per person, includes lunch. Register online at or by calling LTLT at 828-524-2711 ext. 305

Private landowners are invited to register for a one-day workshop on “Low-Volume Private Access Road Construction and Maintenance” to be held Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto NC.

The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) is sponsoring the event in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. Funding for the workshop is from Duke Energy.

Topics for the event will include planning, layout, and construction of new roads, and maintenance and reconstruction of existing roads. The workshop will be led by Dr. Lloyd Swift, retired researcher from Coweeta, two professional engineers, Ed Haight and Philip Moore, and an experienced local contractor, Lewis Penland.

Representatives from agencies such as Macon Soil & Water Conservation District, NC Forest Service, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will be on hand to provide information on resources and programs available to landowners.

Registration is limited to 30 landowners, on a first-come first-serve basis. Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch. Please register online at or by calling LTLT at 828-524-2711 ext. 305.

Restoration of Acidic High Elevation Watersheds Thursday, May 1st 2014 9am-4pm

Registration is now open.

The workshop is open to all Natural Resources Land Managers, Forest Planners and Scientists. Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 17th to or call 828-524-2128 *111.

Include your name, phone, address and email.

Lunch will be available for a cost of $7.00

Download the workshop brochure (Microsoft Publisher)