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General Technical Report
Title: Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA.
Author: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-110. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 544 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-110
Description: The nearly 100 papers in these proceedings are aimed at a diverse audience of resource managers, environmental consultants, researchers, landowners, environmental activists, and a variety of user groups. Some of the papers explain how streams interact with the plants and animals at their margins and with the land that they occupy to accomplish a range of important functions, including protecting the banks from erosion, reducing the impacts of flooding, providing wildlife habitat, protecting instream habitat for fishes, producing forage for livestock, and enhancing human lives. Biological diversity in western lands is often directly related to these corridors, which also serve as major routes for migratory birds. Special attention is given to the several threatened and endangered species which need riparian habitats and to the response of riparian systems to such disturbances as fire, logging, landslides and diversion for power or water supply. A concluding section deals with measures being taken to preserve and restore riparian lands, particularly along large rivers and in the cities. Special attention is given in some of these papers to revegetation techniques.
Key Words: riparian habitat, riparian systems, biological diversity, revegetation, stream diversion, threatened and endangered species, range management
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Front Matter and Table of Contents
Front Matter 225 KB
Session A: Channel Dynamics and Riparian Systems
Introduction 94 KB
Watson, Chuck ; Abell, Dana L.
Influence of Valley Floor Landforms on Stream Ecosystems 160 KB
Gregory, Stanley V.; Lamberti, Gary A.; Moore, Kelly M. S.
Channel-Dynamic Control on the Establishment of Riparian Trees After Large Floods in Northwestern California 149 KB
Lisle, Thomas E.
Alder Establishment and Channel Dynamics in a Tributary of the South Fork Eel River, Mendocino County, California 525 KB
Trush, William J.; Connor, Edward C.; Knight Alan W.
The Middle Sacramento River: Human Impacts on Physical and Ecological Processes Along a Meandering River 342 KB
Buer, Koll; Forwalter, Dave; Kissel, Mike; Stohlert, Bill
Influence of Channel Geomorphology on Retention of Dissolved and Particulate Matter in a Cascade Mountain Stream 190 KB
Lamberti, Gary A.; Gregory, Stan V.; Ashkenas, Linda R.; Wildman, Randall C.; Steinman, Alan G.
A New Approach to Flood Protection Design and Riparian Management 1.2 MB
Williams, Philip B.; Swanson, Mitchell L.
Effects of Bank Revetment on Sacramento River, California 152 KB
Harvey, Michael D.; Watson, Chester C.
Post-Fire Interactions Between Riparian Vegetation and Channel Morphology and the Implications for Stream Channel Rehabilitation Choices 147 KB
Barro, Susan C.; Wohlgemuth, Peter M.; Campbell, Allan G.
Meanderbelt Dynamics of the Sacramento River, California 194 KB
Harvey, Michael D.
Session B: Central Valley Riparian Forests
Introduction 47 KB
Lang, F. Jordan ; Abell, Dana L.
Feasibility of Mapping Riparian Habitats Under Natural Conditions in California 211 KB
Dawdy, David R.
Great Valley Riparian Habitats and the National Registry of Natural Landmarks 137 KB
Holland, Robert F.; Roye, Cynthia L.
Plant Community Development, Site Quality Analysis and River Dynamics in the Design of Riparian Preserves on the Middle Sacramento River, California 137 KB
McCarten, Niall F.
San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Below Friant Dam: Preservation and Restoration 141 KB
Middle Sacramento River Refuge: A Feasibility Study 217 KB
Houghten, Charles J. ; Michny, Frank J.
Developing Management Plans for California Riparian Systems 131 KB
Josselyn, Michael; Martindale, Molly; Kopec, Dianne; Duffield, Joan
Session C: Rangeland and Desert Riparian Systems
Introduction 97 KB
Willoughby, John W.
Rangeland Riparian Systems 150 KB
Using Stream Classification to Prioritize Riparian Rehabilitation After Extreme Events 922 KB
Ten Years of Change in Sierran Stringer Meadows: An Evaluation of Range Condition Models 1.2 MB
Allen, Barbara H.
An Application of BLM's Riparian Inventory Procedure to Rangeland Riparian Resources in the Kern and Kaweah River Watersheds 209 KB
Gradek, Patricia; Saslaw, Lawrence; Nelson, Steven
The Fallacy of Structures and the Fortitude of Vegetation 173 KB
Wayne Elmore ; Robert L. Beschta
Evidence for an Alternative Landscape Potential in California Annual Rangelands 1.5 MB
King, Richard J.
Use of Supplemental Feeding Locations to Manage Cattle Use on Riparian Areas of Hardwood Rangelands Clark Canyon (Mono County) Riparian Demonstration Area 122 KB
McDougald, Neil K.; Frost, William E.; Jones, Dennis E.
Clark Canyon (Mono County) Riparian Demonstration Area 2.8 MB
Key, John W. ; Gish, Mark A.
Southwestern Woody Riparian Vegetation and Succession: An Evolutionary Approach 158 KB
Johnson, R. Roy; Bennett, Peter S.; Haight, Lois
Relative Nature of Wetlands: Riparian and Vegetational Considerations 96 KB
Bennett, Peter S.; Kunzmann, Michael R.; R. Johnson, Roy
The Riparianness of a Desert Herpetofauna 185 KB
Lowe, Charles H.
Coyote Creek (San Diego County) Management and Restoration at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 135 KB
Van Cleve, David H.; Comrack, Lyann A.; Wier Harold A.
Session D: Riparian Systems and Forest Management
Introduction 128 KB
McGurk, Bruce J.
Predicting Stream Temperature After Riparian Vegetation Removal 225 KB
McGurk, Bruce J.
Coarse Woody Debris Ecology in a Second-Growth Sequoia sempervirens Forest Stream 283 KB
O'Connor, Matthew D.; Ziemer, Robert R.
Pacific Yew: A Facultative Riparian Conifer with an Uncertain Future 159 KB
Scher, Stanley; Schwarzschild, Bert
Riparian Systems and Forest Management-Changes in Harvesting Techniques and their Effects on Decomposed Granitic Soils 100 KB
Bramhall, John W.
Stabilization of Landslides for the Improvement of Aquatic Habitat 105 KB
Furniss, Michael J.
Session E: Coastal Streams-Ecology and Recovery
Introduction 64 KB
Cummings, Earle W.
Alluvial Scrub Vegetation in Coastal Southern California 243 KB
Hanes, Ted L.; Friesen, Richard D.; Keane, Kathy
Recovery of the Chaparral Riparian Zone After Wildfire 264 KB
Davis, Frank W.; Keller, Edward A.; Parikh, Anuja; Florsheim, Joan
Riparian Restoration and Watershed Management: Some Examples from the California Coast 224 KB
Restoring and Maintaining Riparian Habitat on Private Pastureland 709 KB
Recovery of Riparian Vegetation on an Intermittent Stream Following Removal of Cattle 154 KB
Smith, Jerry J.
Giant Reed (Arundo donax): A Climax Community of the Riparian Zone 533 KB
Rieger, John P.; Kreager, D. Ann
Techniques for Minimizing and Monitoring the Impact of Pipeline Construction on Coastal Streams 238 KB
Mulroy, Thomas W.; Storrer, John R.; Semonsen, Vincent J.; Dungan, Michael L.
Session F: Wildlife I-Managing for Selected Species
Introduction 64 KB
Moyle, Peter B.
Stonefly (Plecoptera) Feeding Modes: Variation Along a California River Continuum 173 KB
Bottorff, Richard L.; Knight, Allen W.
Habitat and Populations of the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Along the Sacramento River 196 KB
Lang, F. Jordan; Jokerst, James D.; Sutter, Gregory E.
Practical Techniques for Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Mitigation 894 KB
Sutter, Greg; Singleton, Jeurel; King, Jim; Fisher, Ann
How Tight is the Linkage Between Trees and Trout? 123 KB
Wilzbach, Margaret A.
Geomorphic and Riparian Influences on the Distribution and Abundance of Salmonids in a Cascade Mountain Stream 177 KB
Moore, Kelly M.S.; Gregory, Stan V.
Montane Riparian Habitat and Willow Flycatchers: Threats to a Sensitive Environment and Species 122 KB
Susan D. Sanders ; Mary Anne Flett
Population Trends and Management of the Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) on the Sacramento River, California 155 KB
Garrison, Barrett A.; Schlorff, Ronald W.; Humphrey, Joan M.; Laymon, Stephen A.; Michny, Frank J.
A Proposed Habitat Management Plan for Yellow-Billed Cuckoos in California 314 KB
Laymon, Stephen A.; Halterman, Mary D.
Characteristics of the Least Bell's Vireo Nest Sites Along the Santa Ynez River, Santa Barbara County377 KB
Olson, Thomas E.; Gray, M. Violet
Description of Nesting Habitat for Least Bell's Vireo in San Diego County 256 KB
Hendricks, Bonnie J.; Rieger, John P.
Maintaining Site Integrity for Breeding Least Bell's Vireos 124 KB
Greaves, James M.
Use of Non-Riparian Habitats by Least Bell's Vireos 195 KB
Kus, Barbara E.; Miner, Karen L.
Session G: Wildlife II-Managing Wildlife Assosciations within Riparian Systems
Introduction 64 KB
Jo Anne Sorenson
A Test of the California Wildlife-Habitat Relationship System for Breeding Birds in Valley-Foothill Riparian Habitat 2.1 MB
Laymon, Stephen A.
Avifauna and Riparian Vegetation in Carmel Valley, Monterey County, California 200 KB
Williams, Molly; Williams, John G.
Wildlife Monitoring of a Riparian Mitigation Site 217 KB
Rigney, Michael; Mewaldt, L. Richard; Wolf, Blair O.; Duke, Ronald R.
Status Changes of Bird Species Using Revegetated Riparian Habitats on the Lower Colorado River from 1977 to 1984 190 KB
Anderson, Bertin W.; Hunter, William C.; Ohmart, Robert D.
Bird Use of Natural and Recently Revegetated Cottonwood-Willow Habitats on the Kern River 255 KB
Hunter, William C.; Anderson, Bertin W.; Tollefson, Reed E.
The Upper Santa Ynez River as Habitat for a Diverse Riparian Flora and Fauna 550 KB
Gray, M. Violet; Greaves, James M.; Olson, Thomas E.
Activities and Ecological Role of Adult Aquatic Insects in the Riparian Zone of Streams 125 KB
Jackson, John K.; Resh, Vincent H.
Session H: Effects of Stream Diversions on California Riparian Systems
Introduction 64 KB
Risser, Roland J.; Fox, Carl A.
Hydrology of Bishop Creek, California: An Isotopic Analysis 152 KB
Space, Michael L.; Hess, John W.; Smith, Stanley D.
Stream-Groundwater Interactions Along Streams of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California: Implications for Assessing Potential Impacts of Flow Diversions 221 KB
Kondolf, G. Mathias
Water Relations of Obligate Riparian Plants as a Function of Streamflow Diversion on the Bishop Creek Watershed 199 KB
Smith, Stanley D.; Nachlinger, Janet L.; Wellington, A. Bruce; Fox, Carl A.
Riparian Plant Water Relations Along the North Fork Kings River, California 195 KB
Nachlinger, Janet L.; Smith, Stanley D.; Risser, Roland J.
A Riparian Vegetation Ecophysiological Response Model 186 KB
Leighton, Jeffrey P.; Risser, Roland J.
Water Relations of White Alder 179 KB
Dains, Virginia I.
Interpreting Physiological Data from Riparian Vegetation: Cautions and Complications 419 KB
Williams, John G.
Riparian Vegetation Base-line Analysis and Monitoring Along Bishop Creek, California 175 KB
Nachlinger, Janet L.; Fox, Carl A.; Moen, Patricia A.
Riparian Communities of the Sierra Nevada and their Environmental Relationships 166 KB
Harris, Richard R.
Early Recovery of an Eastern Sierra Nevada Riparian System After 40 Years of Stream Diversion 517 KB
Stromberg, Julie C.; Patten, Duncan T.
The Effect of Water Management and Land Use Practices on the Restoration of Lee Vining and Rush Creeks 569 KB
Vorster, Peter; Kondolf, G. Mathias
Session I: Implementing Revegation Projects
Introduction 67 KB
Stanley, John T.
Research as an Integral Part of Revegetation Projects 459 KB
Anderson, Bertin W.
Juniper for Streambank Stabilization in Eastern Oregon 492 KB
Sheeter, Guy R.; Claire, Errol W.
A Low Cost Brush Deflection System for Bank Stabilization and Revegetation 128 KB
Meyer, Mary Elizabeth
Reestablishment of Native Riparian Species at an Altered High Elevation Site 251 KB
Chan, Franklin J.; Wong, Raymond W.
Watershed Restoration in the Northern Sierra Nevada: A Biotechnical Approach 107 KB
Lindquist, Donna S.; Bowie, Linton Y.
Revegetation of Riparian Trees and Shrubs on Alluvial Soils Along the Upper Sacramento River, 1987-1988 191 KB
Chainey, Steven P.; Lang, F. Jordan; Mills, Skip
Coyote Creek (Santa Clara County) Pilot Revegetation Project 1.9 MB
Stanley, John T.; Silva, L. R.; Appleton, H. C.; Marangio, M. S.; Lapaz, W. J.; Goldner, B. H.
Revegetation Along Coyote Creek (Santa Clara County) at Two Freeway Bridges 170 KB
Lewis, Veda L.; Robinson, Keith A.
The Crescent Bypass: A Riparian Restoration Project on the Kings River (Fresno County) 166 KB
Oldham, Jonathan A.; Valentine, Bradley E.
A Restoration Design for Least Bell's Vireo Habitat in San Diego County 255 KB
Baird, Kathryn J.; Rieger, John P.
Creating Habitat for the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americana) 150 KB
Anderson, Bertin W.; Laymon, Stephen A.
Initial Development of Riparian and Marsh Vegetation on Dredged-material Islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California 166 KB
England, A. Sidney; Sogge, Mark K.; Woodward, Roy A.
Air-Earth Interface Model for Restoring Riparian Habitats 2.2 MB
Dixon, Robert M.
Session J: Urban Streams
Introduction 65 KB
Riley, A. L.
The Wildcat-San Pablo Creek Flood Control Project and Its Implications for the Design of Environmentally Sensitive Flood Management Plans 115 KB
Riley, A. L.
Riparian and Related Values Associated with Flood Control Project Alternatives at Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks 154 KB
Meyer, Philip A.
Redesign of a Flood Control Project by Citizen Initiative 121 KB
Innovations in Stream Restoration and Flood Control Design Meeting Flood Capacity and Environmental Goals on San Luis Obispo Creek 167 KB
Public Participation and Natural Habitat Preservation Along Arcade Creek, Del Paso Regional Park, Sacramento, California 830 KB
Vendlinski, Timothy J.; Talley, Steven N.
Arroyo Management Plan (Alameda County): A Plan for Implementing Access and Restoring Riparian Habitats 248 KB
Watson, Kent E.; Horner, Jim; Mozingo, Louise
Session K: Coordinating Interest Groups
Introduction 94 KB
Abell, Dana L.
Conflicts in River Management: A Conservationist's Perspective on Sacramento River Riparian Habitats-Impacts, Threats, Remedies, Opportunities, and Consensus 113 KB
Riparian Area Management: Principles, Politics, and Practices 74 KB
Ross, John W.; Massey, Sheila L.
Integrated Riparian Area Management on the Tule Lake Allotment, Lassen County 93 KB
Flournoy, Bill; Lancaster, Don; Roush, Paul
Riparian Protection Rules for Oregon Forests 177 KB
Ice, George G.; Beschta, Robert L.; Craig, Raymond S.; Sedell, James R.
Formation of the Arizona Riparian Council: An Example of Lasting Public Interest in Riparian Resource 108 KB
Patten, Duncan T.; Hunter, William C.
Author Index 69 KB
Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-110. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 544 p.
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