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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-en_US
dc.creatorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
dc.creatorEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.descriptionInformation Exchange Bulletinen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.format.extent8 pages/513 KBsen_US
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Exchange Bulletin (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.EMRRP-03-1en_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.sourceThis Digital Resources was created in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobaten_US
dc.subjectRiparian restoration-
dc.subjectEnvironmental protection-
dc.subjectArid regions-
dc.titleRiparian restoration and management needs in the arid and semi-arid western United Statesen_US
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