Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Registered Professional Forester, CA RPF #2176
PhD, 1997, Forest Hydrology, Oregon State University
BS, 1992, Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
MS, 1980, Forest Hydrology, Oregon State University
BS, 1977, Forest/Watershed Management, Colorado State University
Pragmatic, applied solutions to environmental problems that result from the intensive management of forested terrain. Two areas of interest are the forest road system and the management of headwater watersheds. In both of these areas there is a special emphasis on the management of landslide-prone headwater watersheds. For forest roads, research projects include the hydrology of forest roads, road/hillslope interactions, the effect of forest roads on the hydrology of watersheds, forest roads and sediment, and the engineering and design of environmentally effective drainage systems for forest roads. For landslide-prone terrain, research projects include identifying high-hazard landslide areas, identifying mechanisms and processes that trigger landslides and how management affects them including rainfall intensity, roots, and the canopies of forest vegetation. For headwater watersheds, research projects include investigating the downstream effects on perennial fish-bearing streams of forest management activities on upstream non-fish bearing streams including effects on flow, temperature, and sediment.
- Elizabeth M. Toman, Arne E. Skaugset III, and Amy N. Simmons. 2013. Calculating Discharge from Culverts under Inlet Control Using Stage at the Inlet. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. Posted online July 8, 2013. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000650
- Surfleet, C., and A. Skaugset (2013). The effect of timber harvest on summer low flows, Hinkle Creek, Oregon. Western J. of Applied Forestry 28(1), 13-21.
- Toman, E., A. Skaugset, and A. Simmons (2013). Calculating Discharge from Culverts under Inlet Control Using Stage at the Inlet. J. Irrig. Drain Eng. , 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000650 , 06013003.
- Kibler, K. M., A. Skaugset, A., L. Ganio, and M. Huso (2013). Effect of contemporary forest harvesting practices on headwater stream temperatures: Initial response of the Hinkle Creek Catchment, Pacific Northwest, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 310, 680.
- Som, N., N. Zegre, L. Ganio and A. Skaugset (2012). Corrected prediction intervals for change detection in paired watershed studies. Hydrological Sciences Journal – Journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques 57(1), 134-143.
- Surfleet, C., A. Skaugset, and M. Meadows. 2011. Road runoff and sediment sampling for determining road sediment yield at the watershed scale. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41(10):1970-1980
- Surfleet C.G. and A.E. Skaugset. 2011. The use of recession analysis to estimate the effect of timber harvest on summer low flows in southern Oregon. Submitted to the JAWRA.
- Skaugset A.E., C.G. Surfleet, M.M. Meadows and J. Amann. 2011. Evaluation of models that predict erosion from forest roads. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2203, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, C.C., pp. 3-12.
- Toman E.M. and A.E. Skaugset. 2011. Reducing sediment production from forest roads during wet-weather hauling. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2203, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, C.C., pp. 13-19.