The Luckiamute Watershed Project at WOU
Undergraduate Education - Research - Service Learning - Community Outreach

Steve Taylor, Ph.D.
Department of Earth and Physical Sciences
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

503 838-8398
503 838-8072 FAX
taylors@wou.edu


Bulletin Board **Check Here for Project News and Events**

NEW POSTING! Fall 2010 American Geophysical Union Meeting Poster - Land Cover Analysis in the Willamette Basin

  • Multi-Temporal Land Cover Analysis in the Mid-Willamette Basin, Oregon: Assessment of Riparian Forest Canopy Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data (*.ppt; Stanley and Taylor, 2010)

  • Multi-Temporal Land Cover Analysis in the Mid-Willamette Basin, Oregon: Assessment of Riparian Forest Canopy Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data (*.pdf; Stanley and Taylor, 2010)

    2010 RBA Landowner Access Maps

  • HUC601 Upper Luckiamute (*.ppt)
  • HUC602 Vincent - NORTH (*.ppt)
  • HUC602 Vincent - SOUTH (*.ppt)
  • HUC603 Maxfield (*.ppt)
  • HUC604 Pedee (*.ppt)
  • HUC607 Middle Little Luckiamute
  • All 2010 RBA Landowner Maps (*.ppt)

  • 2010 Landowner Permissions Contact List (*.xlsx; from Hollis LWC Outreach 7/2010)

    2009-2010 Luckiamute State Natural Area Development Project

  • OPRD LSNA Masterm Plan (Final April 2009)
  • Taylor (2010) Proposal for Hydrogeologic Analysis and Aquifer Characterization at LSNA

    Link to Benton County Water Project (groundwater, Luckiamute)

    2008-2009 Fish Survey (RBA) Project

    Click Here for Link to Luckiamute Fish Survey Project Page

    2008-2009 Landuse Analysis Project

    Click Here for Link to Luckiamute Landuse Analysis Project Page

    BLM Luckiamute - "Megawatershed Analysis" (1998)

    2008 Landowner Survey Information

  • Luckiamute 6th Field HUC Subbasin Map
  • ODFW 6th Field Tributaries (Luckiamute)
  • Luckiamute 6th Field HUC GIS Data (subbasins, streams, landowners; shapefiles, State Plane; *.zip)
  • 2008 Benton County Taxlot Data (shapefiles, State Plane)
  • 2008 Polk County Taxlot Data (shape files, State Plane)
  • Luckiamute Subbasin Landowner Access Maps (July 2008)
  • 2008 Luckiamute Landowner/Taxlot Shapefiles (State Plane; *.zip)
  • 2008 Landowner Outreach and Taxlot Info (by subbbasin, *.xls)

    New Releases...

    Taylor et al. (2009), Historic Land-Cover Analysis of the Luckiamute River Basin, Central Oregon Coast Range (Geological Society of America Meeting) (*.ppt)
    Stanley and Taylor (2009), GIS Methodology for Land Cover Analysis in the Luckiamute River Basin(Geological Society of America Meeting)(*.ppt)

    Taylor and Dutton (2009) Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed (Association of American Geographers Meeting) (*.ppt)
  • Taylor and Dutton, 2009, Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed (AAG Abstract; *.doc)

    Dutton and Taylor (2009) Luckiamute Invasive Plant Presentation for the WOU Oregon 150 Symposium

    Taylor and others, 2007, Riparian Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed (GSA Poster, *.ppt)

    Taylor and others, 2007, Riparian Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed
    Noll and others, 2007, Spatial Distribution of Invasive Plant Species, Luckiamute River

    Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed - Fall 2006 - Online Slide Presentation

    Geology and Geomorphology of the Luckiamute Watershed - Online Slide Presentation

    Spatial Distribution Patterns of Invasive Species In the Luckiamute Watershed, Online Slide Presentation (Noll and others, 2007 AES Showcase)



    U.S. Geological Survey - OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds Project

    IWW Small-Grants Proposal (Taylor, 2003-2004): Hydrogeomorphic Analysis of the Luckiamute Watershed, Central Coast Range, Oregon
    IWW Interim Report (Taylor, 2005)
    IWW Final Report (Taylor, 2006)

    Project Links

    Oregon State University - Institute for Water and Watersheds
    National Institutes for Water Resources
    U.S. Geological Survey - State Water Resources Research Institute Program

    Oregon State Parks - Luckiamute Natural Area Master Plan



    Luckiamute Watershed - Contextual Learning Modules

    ES322 Geomorphology - Introduction to Watershed Analysis - Luckiamute Basin
    ES322 Geomorphology - Introduction to GIS Data Exploration - Luckiamute Basin
    ES322 Geomorphology - Baker Creek Landslide Problem (Soap Creek Subbasin)
    ES322 Geomorphology - Helmick State Park Soil Survey Exercise (Luckiamute River)
    ES322 Geomorphology - Luckiamute Field Hydrology (part 1)
    ES322 Geomorphology - Luckiamute Fluvial Hydrology (part 2)
    ES322 Geomorphology - Luckiamute Watershed Field Portfolio Guidelines
    ES473/573 Environmental Geology - Mountain Fir Groundwater Contamination Case Study
    ES473/573 Environmental Geology - Luckiamute Watershed Assessment Exercise
    ES476/576 Hydrology - Luckiamute Flood Hazards Lab


    Luckiamute Watershed - Field Guides

    Taylor et al. (2007) Field Guide to Environmental Studies in the Luckiamute Watershed (Oregon Academy of Science 2007 Meeting)
    Taylor (2005) Hydrogeology of the Ash Creek Subbasin (Monmouth-Independence Area)
    Taylor (2004) Field Guide to the Coffin Butte Landfill, Soap Creek Subbasin
    Taylor (2004) Appended Field Guide - Geology and Geomorphology of the Luckiamute Watershed
    Taylor et al. (2002) Field Guide to the Luckiamute Watershed (GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting)

    Field Photos - Students in Action on the Luckiamute!


    Luckiamute Watershed - Reports and Publications

    BLM Luckiamute - "Megawatershed Analysis" (1998)

    Taylor and others, 2007, Riparian Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed
    Noll and others, 2007, Spatial Distribution of Invasive Plant Species, Luckiamute River

    Geology and Geomorphology of the Luckiamute Watershed - Online Slide Presentation

    Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed - Fall 2006 - Online Slide Presentation

    Taylor et al., 2002; Field Guide to the Luckiamute Watershed
    Taylor (2002), American Geophysical Union Meeting
    Taylor (2005), Association of American Geographers-Mountain Rivers Session
    Geology of the Luckiamute Basin (Taylor, 2004)

    Oregon State Parks - Luckiamute Natural Area Master Plan

    ORSP Luckiamute Natural Area Draft Master Plan (Dec. 2006)

    Luckiamute Watershed Assessment and Restoration

    OWEB Permit Guide to Watershed Restoration Work in Oregon
    EPA Watershed Assessment Handbook
    OWEB Watershed Assessment Handbook

    The Basics of Oregon Salmonid Fisheries

    Luckiamute Watershed Assessment - Final Report (Garano and others, 2004)

    Appendix A. Geology (Taylor, 2004, Supplement to Watershed Assessment)
    Appendix B. History and Timeline
    Appendices C - H. Land Cover
    Appendix I. BLM Status Supplement (Maxfield, Soap Creek and Berry Creek Subbasins)
    Appendices J - L. Bird Species

  • Map 1. Study Area (file size = 749 kb)
  • Map 2. Catchments - 7th Field HUC (file size = 299 kb)
  • Map 3. Precipitation (file size = 656 kb)
  • Map 4. Geology (file size = 351 kb)
  • Map 5. Hydric Soils (file size = 1.03 Mb)
  • Map 6. Ecoregions (file size = 657 kb)
  • Map 7. 303d Listed Streams (file size = 103 kb)
  • Map 8. FEMA Floodplain Map (file size = 86 kb)
  • Map 9. Slope Map (file size = 198 kb)
  • Map 10. Debris Flow Hazards (file size = 719 kb)
  • Map 11. Pre-settlement Land Cover (file size = 120 kb)
  • Map 12. Present Land Cover (file size = 179 kb)
  • Map 13. Channel Habitat Type (file size = 438 kb)
  • Map 14. Aquatic Habitat Inventory (file size = 49 kb)
  • Map 15. Winter Steelhead Distribution (file size = 51 kb)
  • Map 16. Coho Distribution (file size = 50 kb)
  • Map 17. Spring Chinook Disbribution (file size = 68 kb)
  • Map 18. Example of Digital Orthophoto (file size = 388 kb)
  • Map 19. Priority Stream Reaches (file size = 101 kb)
  • Map 20a. Species Richness (file size = 832 kb)
  • Map 20b. Amphibian and Reptile Richness (file size = 510 kb)
  • Map 20c. Mammal Richness (file size = 1.9 Mb)
  • Map 20d. Bird Richness (file size = 283 kb)
  • Map 21. Shadeless Riparian Areas (file size = 895 kb)



    Marys River Watershed Assessment

    Marys River Watershed Assessment (Ecosystems Northwest, 1999)

    Luckiamute Watershed - GIS Products, Data, and Maps

    Luckiamute GIS Data (ArcView Shape Files; Projection: UTM Zone 10N, NAD_1927, meters)

  • Bedrock Geology
  • Cultural and Geographic Data
  • CLAMS Coast Range Watershed Data
  • Geomorphology and Surficial Geology
  • Groundwater and Hydrogeology
  • Soils
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Topography / Elevation Models
  • Tyee Landscape Analysis
  • Vegetation
  • Water Quality
  • WOU Invasive Plant Surveys

  • ODFW/Luckiamute 6th Field Tributaries (shapefiles)
  • Luckiamute 6th Field HUC GIS Data (subbasins, streams, landowners; shapefiles, State Plane; *.zip)
  • 2008 Benton County Taxlot Data (shapefiles, State Plane)
  • 2008 Polk County Taxlot Data (shape files, State Plane)
  • 2008 Luckiamute Landowner/Taxlot Shapefiles (State Plane; *.zip)


    USGS 10-m Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
    USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)

    Link to Download Free ArcReader GIS Map Viewer

    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    Overview of Projections and Datums (from SeisSoft website)
    More on Map Projections and Oregon
    Step-by-step guide to map reprojection in Oregon
    FGDC National Metadata Standards (Guidance Document)

    Ash Creek GIS Data

    Ash Creek (Monmouth-Independence) GIS Data (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)
    Ash Creek (Monmouth-Independence) Print Maps (*.zip archive; *.ppt 36in x 48 in)
    Luckiamute-Ash Creek National Wetlands Inventory (*.zip archive; *.shp State Plane North, NAD1983)
    Luckiamute-Ash Creek Zoning Classification (*.zip archive; *.shp State Plane North, NAD1983)
    Luckiamute-Ash Creek Land Ownership Inventory (*.zip archive; *.shp State Plane North, NAD1983)

    MacDonald-Dunn Forest

    MacDonald-Dunn Forest GIS Data - Trails (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)
    MacDonald-Dunn Forest GIS Data - Forest Boundary (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)
    MacDonald-Dunn Forest GIS Data - Roads (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)
    MacDonald-Dunn Forest GIS Data - Streams (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)
    MacDonald-Dunn Forest GIS Data - 7.5-min DRGs (*.zip archive; UTM Zone10N, NAD1927)

    Luckiamute Watershed Air Photo Collection

  • Historical Air Photo Collection for Select Localities in the Luckiamute Watershed (Source: Univ. of Oregon, Flight Years: 1936-2000)
  • Digital Orthophotoquads for the Luckiamute Watershed (Source: Oregon Dept. Forestry; UTM Zone 10 N, NAD_1927, meters, Flight Year 2000)
  • USGS / NAPP Air Photos for the Luckiamute Watershed (Flight Year 2000)
  • Historical Photos from Willamette Basin Stream Survey (Source: Oregon State University, Flight Years 1934-1945)

    Data Download

    USGS Water Watch Web Site (Portal to U.S. Streamflow Data)

  • State of Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
  • CLAMS GIS Data (Oregon Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study) Library Index System
  • Virtual Oregon OSU Data Portal

  • Oregon DEQ LASAR Database: Water Quality Monitoring Stations for USGS Watershed 1709000306 (Luckiamute)
  • USGS Data for Luckiamute Gaging Station at Helmick State Park (Station 14190500)
  • USGS Data for Luckiamute River at Hoskins (Station 14189500)
  • USGS Data for Luckiamute River at Pedee (Station 14190000)
  • USGS Data for Luckiamute River at Buena Vista Road (Station 444349123094000)
  • Oregon Water Resources Dept. Groundwater Well Inventory
  • GIS Data for Willamette Basin Hydrogeology (USGS)
  • Oregon Water Resources Dept. Groundwater-Water Level Data-Hydrographs
  • DEQ Historic Water Quality Data (Grab Samples) for Luckiamute: July 1968-July 2002 (MS Access *.mdb File, 6.0 Mb)
  • DEQ Historic Continuous Temperature Data for Luckiamute: June - Sept. 2001 (MS Access *.mdb File, 23.0 Mb)

  • Link to USGS StreamStats Website
  • DEQ Historic Water Quality Data (Grab Samples) for Luckiamute: July 1968-July 2002 (MS Access *.mdb File, 6.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)
  • DEQ Historic Continuous Temperature Data for Luckiamute: June - Sept. 2001 (MS Access *.mdb File, 23.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)

  • WOU Invasive Plant Transects / Survey Data (Dutton and others, 2006)

    Figures and Maps

  • Location map of Luckiamute Watershed (pdf version)
  • Physiographic map of Luckiamute Watershed (pdf version)
  • Bedrock geology of Luckiamute Watershed (pdf version)
  • Surficial geology of Luckiamute Watershed (pdf version)

    Luckiamute Watershed - Synergistic Research Activities at Western Oregon University

    Invasive Plant Study

    Kristin Species Inventory - Feb. 11, 2008 (*.xls)

    Taylor and others, 2007, Riparian Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed (GSA Poster, *.ppt)

  • OWEB Invasives / Monitoring Grant Application Materials

  • USDA Field Guide to Riparian Plant Communities in NW Oregon
  • USDA Short Guide to Identifying Riparian Plants in NW Oregon

  • Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed - Fall 2006 - Online Slide Presentation

  • OR Community Foundation Project: Effects of Disturbance on Invasive Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute

  • Property Access Letter to Riparian Landowners
  • Tax Records of Riparian Landowners

  • WOU Invasive Plant Survey GIS Data (All Files)

  • ArcView Shape file of Luckiamute Riparian Landowners (*.zip)
  • Arcview Shape files of Luckiamute taxlots (*.zip)
  • Arcview Shape files of Luckiamute channels/watershed boundary (*.zip)

  • Historical Air Photo Collection for Invasive Plant Survey Transects in the Luckiamute Watershed (source: Univ. of Oregon, Flight Years 1936-2000)

  • Air Photo Analysis Workplan (Sept. 2006)

  • Invasive Plant Transects / Survey Data

  • WOU Invasive Plant Presentation Powerpoint File (Dutton et al., *.ppt)

  • Noll and others, 2007, Presentation: Spatial Distribution Patterns of Invasive Species In the Luckiamute Watershed (*.ppt)

  • Taylor and others, 2007, Riparian Plant Distribution in the Luckiamute Watershed
  • Noll and others, 2007, Spatial Distribution of Invasive Plant Species, Luckiamute River

    2008 Landowner Survey Information

  • Luckiamute 6th Field HUC Subbasin Map
  • ODFW 6th Field Tributaries (Luckiamute)
  • Luckiamute 6th Field HUC GIS Data (subbasins, streams, landowners; shapefiles, State Plane; *.zip)
  • 2008 Benton County Taxlot Data (shapefiles, State Plane)
  • 2008 Polk County Taxlot Data (shape files, State Plane)
  • Luckiamute Subbasin Landowner Access Maps (July 2008)
  • 2008 Luckiamute Landowner/Taxlot Shapefiles (State Plane; *.zip)
  • 2008 Landowner Outreach and Taxlot Info (by subbbasin, *.xls)

    Stream Temperature Study

  • Montanaro and Andrus (2005) - Luckiamute Proprosal and Study Design
  • Preliminary Stream Temperature Reconnaissance Survey (Andrus, 2004)
  • Andrus and Pearcy (1999) - Case Study Example of Stream Temp. From Marys River
  • Tague and Grant (2004a) - Case Study Example: Hydrogeologic Controls on Stream Temperature in Upper Willamette Basin
  • Tague and Grant (2004b) - Geological framework for interpreting low-flow regimes in Cascade streams
  • DEQ Historic Water Quality Data (Grab Samples) for Luckiamute: July 1968-July 2002 (MS Access *.mdb File, 6.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)
  • DEQ Historic Continuous Temperature Data for Luckiamute: June - Sept. 2001 (MS Access *.mdb File, 23.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)

    Geomorphic Analysis

  • Bedrock Control on Slope Gradients in the Luckiamute Watershed, Central Coast Range, Oregon (Taylor, 2002)
  • Lithologic Controls on Watershed Morphology - Luckiamute Basin, Oregon Coast Range (Taylor, 2005)
  • Comparative Geomorphic Analysis of Oregon Coast Range Landscapes Underlain by the Tyee Formation

  • OAS Luckiamute Field Trip Figures and Data
  • Luckiamute-Tyee Landscape Analysis Morphometric Data

  • LWC Geology and Geomorphology Powerpoint File (*.ppt)

    Hydrogeologic Characterization

    Proposal: Hydrogeology of the Luckiamute Watershed, Central Coast Range, Oregon

    Hydrogeologic Framework of the Willamette Valley (Woodward et al., 1998; Gannett and Caldwell, 1998)
    Hydrogeology of Kings Valley - Luckiamute Watershed (Penoyer and Niem, 1975)

  • Luckiamute Aquifer Data Sheet (Rachel update 4/29/06)
  • Luckiamute Aquifer GIS Data Set (*.zip; posted 4/29/06)
  • Link to Oregon Water Resources Dept. Groundwater Well Inventory

    Water Quality Analysis

    Groundwater and Water Chemistry of the Willamette Basin (Orzol et al., 2000)
    Map of DEQ Water Quality Sampling Localities from LASAR Database
    Preliminary Temperature Survey (Chip Andrus - Water Work Consulting)
    Tague and Grant (2004) Stream Temp. Study
  • DEQ Historic Water Quality Data (Grab Samples) for Luckiamute: July 1968-July 2002 (MS Access *.mdb File, 6.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)
  • DEQ Historic Continuous Temperature Data for Luckiamute: June - Sept. 2001 (MS Access *.mdb File, 23.0 Mb; rt-click-saveas)

    Water Sampling Protocol

    OWEB Water Quality Monitoring Guide
    Oregon Plan Water Quality Monitoring Guidebook
    USGS Procedures for Continuous Water Quality Monitors
    Link to USGS National Field Manual for Collection of Water Quality Data
    OSU Cooperative Central Analytical Lab Sample Collection Procedures

    Ash Creek Trail Project

    Ash Creek Subbasin: Monmouth-Independence Recreational Trail Project



    Luckiamute Watershed Related Links

    Luckiamute Watershed Council Homepage

    Oregon State Parks - Luckiamute Natural Area Master Plan

    Oregon State University Institute for Water and Watersheds

    Link to Pacific Northwest Hydrologic Observatory Web Site at OSU

    EPA Aquatic Resources Monitoring Website

    Willamette Basin Restoration Initiative
    EPA Online Watershed Training Site
    USGS Oregon Water Resources Homepage
    Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District
    Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District
    Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District
    Yamhill County Soil and Water Conservation District

    Rickreall Watershed Council Homepage
    Marys River Watershed Council

    OWEB Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

    Earth Design Consultants / Luckiamute Watershed Assessment Project

    1998 BLM Report: Rowell Ck-Mill Ck-Rickreall Ck-Luckiamute Watershed Analysis



    Contact Information:

    Stephen B. Taylor, Ph.D.
    Earth and Physical Sciences Department
    Western Oregon University
    345 N. Monmouth Ave.
    Monmouth, Oregon 97361

    Office: Natural Science, NS 210
    Phone:  503-838-8398 (Office)
    Fax:  503-838-8072 (Office)
    E-mail: taylors@wou.edu
    Web Page: www.wou.edu/taylor