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An Economic Analysis of California Wild Rice Processing

To perform demand analysis for wild rice and develop a systems approach to production costs. This includes evaluating the economic impact of changes in processing technology, inventory methods, transportation, and location of processing plant.

Project Number: 00-03-028
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Noel, Jay

Building Cal Poly's Reputation as a GIS Center

To integrate new technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in agriculture and other arenas. Specific activities at the university's new GIS facility include participation in development of a Waterway Management Plan for San Luis Obispo Creek

Project Number: 00-03-051
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Strohman, Rollin

Mechanical Systems Design Clinic for Agriculture

To establish the Mechanical Systems Design Clinic for Agriculture. The clinic will offer students the opportunity to apply knowledge gained during their engineering education to real-world mechanical system development problems.

Project Number: 00-03-064
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Zohns, Mark

Long-term Evaluation of Suspended Sediment Exiting a Coastal Mountain Stream Following Selection Timber Harvesting Activities

Evaluate the effects of timber harvesting in the Santa Cruz mountains of California over a five-year period. Researchers will analyze water quality in streams to determine how effectively harvesting practices protect local watersheds.

Project Number: 00-03-011
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Biodiversity
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Dietterick, Brian

LIDAR Geomorphic Evaluation of Watershed and Channel Characteristics in the Little Creek Watershed, Swanton Pacific Ranch

To evaluate the effects of Santa Cruz County and California State forest practice rules regarding timber harvesting and the possible adverse sediment-related impacts on local watersheds. The study will focus on the Little Creek watershed using an upstream/downstream paired study design.

Project Number: 02-03-010
Funding Round: 3 (2001-2002)
Research Focus Area: Natural Resources
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Dietterick, Brian

Effects of High-intensity Short-duration and Open Cattle Grazing in Oak Woodland/Savanna Rangeland

To assess the impact of high-intensity, short-duration (HISD) cattle grazing on natural rangeland, particularly on the oak/woodland savanna rangelands important to the California cattle industry. HISD and open grazing will be compared against no grazing to quantify effects on forage diversity, productivity and quality.

Project Number: 00-03-014
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Biodiversity
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Hall, Michael

Implementation and Comparison of Best Management Practices in Reducing Non-point Pollution and Improving Water Quality in the Brizzolara and Stenner Creeks on the Cal Poly Campus

To implement and monitor best management practices (BMPs) designed beef cattle and other domesticated animals. Focus will be on riparian areas and will include monitoring stream sediment load and turbidity, temperature, and non-point source pollutants

Project Number: 01-03-006
Funding Round: 2 (2000-2001)
Research Focus Area: Natural Resources
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Hall, Michael

Uses of Processed Willow Trees

To investigate more economical and ecologically sound options for disposing of willow chips gathered as a result of summer stream clearing in California foothills and rangelands. Options to be studied include use as a top dressing in vegetable and flower fields, as an ingredient in compost, and as a media ingredient for nursery plant production

Project Number: 01-03-007
Funding Round: 2 (2000-2001)
Research Focus Area: Natural Resources
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Hannings, David W.

Paired Watershed Monitoring for Water Quality and Sustainable Range Management, Morro Bay Watershed, California

To continue monitoring hydrology and water quality in the Morro Bay Estuary, arguably the most important wetland system on the south central coast of California. The estuary and its watershed, representing a diverse biological and economic resource to the people of California, are impacted by various pollutants, with sediment being of particular concern.

Project Number: 00-03-026
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Biodiversity
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Moody, Lynn

Application of Urban Tree Volume Equations to Determine Biomass in Community Forests

To show communities how to dispose of their urban forest prunings from trees and shrubs as woody biomass rather than using more traditional and costly disposal practices. Tree inventories and volume equations will be used to estimate biomass potential from several communities. Data will be used to explore market alternatives.

Project Number: 00-03-036
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Biodiversity
ARI Member Campus: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Director: Pillsbury, Norman
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