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Roaring Creek Experimental Watershed
Roaring Creek Experimental Watershed is a special forested site (part of the Weiser State Forest) being developed for intensive study by Bucknell in cooperation with Pennsylvania DCNR Forestry and PICE (Pennsylvania Institution of Conservation Education.
Buffalo Creek Watershed
Buffalo Creek watershed represents a typical Valley and Ridge watershed, its upper half-forested and mountainous, while its lower part is farmland and light development. The Department of Geology has four gaging stations and 17 suspended sediment monitoring sites it has operated since 2003 in conjunction with the Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance.
Shamokin Creek Watershed
Shamokin Creek is a heavily impaired watershed due to Abandoned Mine Drainage. It drains a large part of the western anthracite coal fields heavily mined in the previous century.
Susquehanna River
The largest non-navigable river in North America, the Susquehanna is the major source of fresh water to the continent's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Bucknell is situated on the banks of the river providing an opportunity for the university to take a leadership role in long-term studies of the river.
Lycoming Creek
Lycoming Creek is on the Appalachian Plateau and is a major tributary to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. It represents an example of a forested watershed that was heavily impacted by logging a century ago. Its channel is still responding to adjustments related to the logging and reforestation.
Montandon Marsh Wetland
Near campus, Montandon Wetland is one the larger remaining -- wetland-alluvial aquifer systems. Bucknell faculty and students have been involved in research there for over 50 years.


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This initiative is funded in large part by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.