Eco-Informatics Summer Institute - Deschutes River Module

Introductory Materials (Adobe Acrobat Format)

Deschutes River Module - Learning Goals and Objectives

2012 Introductory Letter - Deschutes River Module

Rafting Guidelines
  • Click Here for Rafting Adventure Photos from 2003!


  • Bulletin Board **Check Here for Class News and Events**


    Welcome to the 2012 Ecoinformatics Deschutes River Experience!




    Class Notes and Field Trip Guide

    The class notes are organized according to their order of occurrence throughout the term. They are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Format. Acrobat Reader is invoked as a plug-in within the web browser environment. It is available on most machines at WOU. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by returning to Taylor's Home Page

    Exam study guides will be included as the term progresses. Please check future postings as exam time approaches

    Introduction
    Overview of Fluvial Geomorphology

    2009 Field Guide Cover

    Table of Contents for Class Notes and Field Trip Guide

  • Class Field Trip Guide Title Page - p. 28 (Intro / Fluvial Notes)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 29 - p. 52 (Watersheds / Fluvial Eqations)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 53 - p. 79 (Field / Flood Hydrology)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 80 - p. 110 (Stream Classification / Landforms / Soils)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 111 - p. 133 (Mass Wasting / Surficial Mapping / Conversion Tables / Regional Geologic Setting)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 134 - p. 158 (Field Stops, Geologic/Topographic Maps)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 159 - p. 188 (Field Stops, Geologic/Topographic Maps)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 189 - p. 216 (Review Questions and Field/Lab Exercises)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 217 - p. 231 (Applied Field Problems, Geologic Timeline Exercise, Landscape Analysis Exercise)
  • Class Field Trip Guide p. 232 - p. 257 (Addendum 1: O'Connor et al, 2003 Deschutes Figures/Data)

  • Appendix: Basics of Salmonid Fisheries in Oregon

    Key Word Index to Field Guide

    Required Pre-Trip Readings

    Pre-Trip Reading Questions

    Ritter et al., 2006 - Introduction to Drainage Basins and Fluvial Hydrology (Excerpts)

    O'Connor et al., 2003a - Overview of Deschutes Geology, Hydrology, Geomorphology


    Pre-Trip Orientation and Introductory Materials

    Introductory Presentation (*.ppt)

    Pre-Trip Intro Geology Assessment / Inventory (*.pdf)

    Fluvial System Animation (rates, processes, time; *.ppt)

    Kayaking Sucks - Video Clip (*.wmv)


    Additional Reading / More Information

    Middle Deschutes Geology and Hydrology

  • Orr and Orr, 1999 - Overview of Deschutes-Columbia Plateau
  • Bebee et al., 2002 - Field Trip Guide to Middle Deschutes River

    Deschutes River Geology, Geomorphology, and Hydrology

  • O'Connor et al., 2003a - Overview of Deschutes Geology, Hydrology, Geomorphology
  • O'Connor et al., 2003b - Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of the Deshutes River Canyon
  • Beebee and O'Connor, 2003 - The Outhouse Flood Paleohydrology, Deschutes River
  • Hosman et al., 2003 - Holocene Paleoflood Hydrology, Lower Deschutes River

    Overview of Oregon Geology


    Field Exercises (To Be Engaged As Needed)

    Unit Conversion Tables

    Intro to Watershed Morphometry Exercise
    Intro to Fluvial Hydrology Exercise

    Applied Problems: Deschutes River Hydrology and Geomorphology

    Field Exercise 1 - Day 1 Concept Review
    Field Exercise 2 - Whiskey Dick Camp: Whitehorse Rapids Profile
    Field Exercise 3 - Buckskin Mary Camp: Recurrence Intervals

    Landscape Analysis 1 - Float from Harpham Flat to Maupin City Park
    Landscape Analysis 2 - Maupin City Park

    EISI Connections: Post-Deschutes Module Reflection and Assessment

    EISI Institute Concepts - Synthesis of Research Project Activities at HJ Andrews (2007-2009)

    Deschutes River Module Post-Trip Applications and Reflections Exercise (*.pdf acrobat format)

    Deschutes River Module Post-Trip Applications and Reflections Exercise (*.doc word format)
  • Swanson and James (1975) Reading: Geology and Geomorphology of HJ Andrews Experimental Forest
  • Swanson and Jones (2002) Reading: Geomorphology and Hydrology of HJ Andrews Experimental Forest



    Field Photos

    Field Stop Photos (from past river trips)

  • Trout Creek Quarry Cut

  • Trout Creek Quarry Cut

  • Trout Creek Quarry Cut

  • Trout Creek Quarry Cut

  • Deschutes River Scenery

  • Deschutes River Scenery

  • Deschutes River Scenery

  • Deschutes River Scenery

  • Deschutes hillslope environment

  • Deschutes River -John Day Fm outcrop

  • Deschutes River -John Day Fm outcrop

  • Middle Deschutes - landslide deposits

  • Deschutes river riffle

  • Deschutes River

  • Deschutes - Whiskey Dick area

  • Deschutes - Whiskey Dick area

  • Deschutes - Whiskey Dick area

  • Middle Deschutes - The Pot Landslide Complex

  • Middle Deschutes - The Pot Landslide Complex

  • Middle Deschutes - The Pot Landslide Complex

  • Middle Deschutes - The Pot Landslide Complex

  • Middle Deschutes - The Pot Landslide Complex

  • Middle Deschutes - Mutton Mtns

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Middle Deschutes - Clarno Fm outcrop and canyon landscape

  • Deschutes - Buckskin Mary Rapid

  • Deschutes - Buckskin Mary Rapid

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Middle Deschutes- Upstream of Maupin - CRB Country

  • Video Clips - Rafting in Action

  • Video Clip: People Hanging at Paulina Peak

  • Video Clip: Trout Creek Put In

  • Video Clip: Wolfe Wagman Telling Fish Stories

  • Video Clip: Students Scouting White Horse Rapids

  • Video Clip: White Horse Rapids Ver1

  • Video Clip: White Horse Rapids Ver2

  • Video Clip: White Horse Rapids Ver3

  • Video Clip: Rafting the Pot

  • Video Clip: Life in the River Camp

  • Video Clip: People Rafting Ver 1

  • Video Clip: People Rafting Ver 2

  • Video Clip: People Rafting Ver 3

  • Video Clip: People Rafting Ver 4

  • Video Clip: Floating the Deschutes in CRB Country Ver 1

  • Video Clip: Floating the Deschutes in CRB Country Ver 2


  • Random People Having Fun and Learning

  • 2007 People Photos Set 1

  • 2007 People Photos Set 2

  • 2007 People Photos Set 3

  • More People and Scenery

  • Floating on the river

  • Fun in the rapids

  • Buckskin Mary Rapids

  • Students at play - Mom and friends on the outcrop

  • Students at play - Sharky takes a bath

  • Students at play - Aggravator takes a bath

  • Mountain Girl

  • Students at play

  • Students at play

  • Mom in the van

  • Captain America and Mountain Girl

  • The Hulk Down for the Count

  • The troops mobilizing in van

  • Another day on the river

  • Deschutes River - Rafting action on the rapids

  • Mount Jefferson Landscape (east side)

  • Students at play (Sharky Jones)

  • Students at play (Mountain Girl)

  • Students at play (The Hulk)

  • Taylor taking off for the moon

  • Students at play

  • Columbia River Gorge - Scenic Area

  • Mt. Hood with Smoke and Clouds

  • Columbia River Gorge - Scenic Area

  • Mt. Hood with Smoke and Clouds

  • The Sun slowly sets in the west another adventure comes to a close