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INT-GTR-311: Northern/Intermountain Regions' fish habitat inventory: grazed, rested, and ungrazed reference stream reaches, Silver King Creek, California


Overton, C. Kerry; Chandler, Gwynne L.; Pisano, Janice A. 1994. Northern/Intermountain Regions' fish habitat inventory: grazed, rested, and ungrazed reference stream reaches, Silver King Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-311. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 27 p.

Stream reaches that have been rested from livestock grazing appear to have stable banks and more bank undercuts than grazed stream sections. Ungrazed reference streams that are similar in parent geology, precipitation, channel type, habitat types, drainage area, and stream width had greater bank stability values and lower width-todepth ratios than those of grazed and rested management sections of Silver King Creek. Power curve analysis was used to suggest the sample sizes required to monitor progress toward the desired condition.

Keywords: grazing effects, stream inventory, monitoring, fish habitat, sample sizes, desired conditions


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Title: INT-GTR-311: Northern/Intermountain Regions' fish habitat inventory: grazed, rested, and ungrazed reference stream reaches, Silver King Creek, California
Publish Date: May 17, 2010
Last Update:
May 17, 2010

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