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Title: Riparian restoration and management needs in the arid and semi-arid western United States
Authors: Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Keywords: Riparian restoration
Environmental protection
Arid regions
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Information Exchange Bulletin (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.EMRRP-03-1
Abstract: The restoration and management of riparian zones has become a very popular and widespread practice in recent years (Briggs 1996). There has been a dramatic increase in the tools and techniques available to assist the restoration and management of these ecosystems (National Research Council 2002). As agencies, organizations, and private landowners with land management capabilities learn of the multitude of functions and values that riparian zones provide, and the relative ease of restoring some of these functions using the proper techniques, this interest will continue to grow. Most riparian restoration efforts have been focused within temperate regions of the country. However, the restoration of riparian ecosystems in the arid and semi-arid western United States, where the loss of functional riparian zones has approached 99 percent in some areas (Briggs 1996), has recently become a focal issue for many agencies and organizations, including the Corps of Engineers (Corps). This is especially true for the Corps following the recent release of the seven Environmental Operating Principles that stress, among other goals, that the Corps should provide for the maintenance of healthy, diverse, and sustainable ecosystems, as well as consideration for environmental consequences of all programs and actions.
Description: Bulletin
Information Exchange Bulletin
Gov't Doc #: EMRRP-03-1
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 8 pages/513 KBs
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