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dc.contributor.authorFischenich, J. Craig, 1962-en_US
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.identifier.govdocTechnical Note EMRRP SR-03en_US
dc.descriptionTechnical Noteen_US
dc.description.abstractMuch has been said about the need to use "holistic" perspectives that consider the entire watershed when contemplating stream restoration options. Unfortunately, political, programmatic, and jurisdictional boundaries seldom correspond with watershed boundaries and restoration projects focus on specific sites. Without a comprehensive reach or watershed assessment, selected restoration measures often ignore underlying problems at a broader scale and are either ineffective or not cost effective relative to other measures (Figure 1). A reconnaissance and assessment of watershed character is necessary to: • Assess watershed conditions to determine the causes and nature of impairment • Determine feasibility of using restoration or other management options to meet objectives In some cases, ecological restoration is the most effective response to impairment; in other cases, restoration may be one among many candidate tools for achieving objectives. To determine the appropriate actions, it is necessary to collect, compile, analyze, and interpret environmental data rapidly to facilitate management decisions and resultant options for preservation and control or mitigation of impairment. This technical note considers watershed and reach reconnaissance techniques that possess the following principal elements: • Cost-effective • Facilitate comparisons among sites • Quick, yet scientifically valid • Easily presented to the public • Environmentally-benign procedures.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent13 pages/1.54 MBsen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Technical Note EMRRP SR-03en_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.sourceThis Digital Resources was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobaten_US
dc.subjectWatershed ecologyen_US
dc.subjectEcosystem managementen_US
dc.subjectApplied ecologyen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental managementen_US
dc.subjectNature conservationen_US
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservationen_US
dc.titlePreliminary watershed assessmenten_US
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