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|Riparian habitat management for reptiles and amphibians on Corps of Engineers projects
|Dickerson, Dena D.
|United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
|Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-SI-22
|This technical note is a product of the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (EMRRP) work unit titled “Improved Methods for Ecosystem-Based Habitat Management at Corps Projects.” The objective of the work unit is to provide technology on managing wildlife and their habitats using ecosystem-based strategies. The emphasis is on methods that improve natural resources for a variety of animals rather than single species. The recent focus on ecosystem management and inclusion of nongame species in management plans has provided opportunities to improve the restoration and management of natural resources for additional important taxonomic groups such as reptiles and amphibians. This note provides an overview of the importance of riparian habitat at Corps projects for reptiles and amphibians, identifies riparian zone functions and habitat characteristics, provides examples of representative taxa and regional comparisons, and describes impacts of riparian habitat modification.
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