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RM-GTR-120: Riparian ecosystems and their management: Reconciling conflicting uses

Johnson, R. Roy; Ziebell, Charles D.; Patton, David R.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Hamre, R. H., tech. coords. 1985. Riparian ecosystems and their management: Reconciling conflicting uses. First North American riparian conference; 1985 April 16-18; Tucson, AZ. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-120. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 523p.

These proceedings include 105 papers and 12 poster presentations. Primary topics include: physical characteristics, hydrology, and ecology of riparian ecosystems; riparian resources; recreation, agriculture, wildlife, livestock use, fisheries, and amphibians and reptiles; multiple-use planning and management; legal and institutional needs; and riparian ecosystems in dryland zones of the world. A model Riparian Habitat Protection Statute is appended.

Keywords: riparian habitats, endangered habitats, aquatic ecosystems

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A Summary of Socio-Economic Presentations at the First North American Conference on Riparian Ecosystems and Their Management
Philip A. Meyer
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A Summary of Biological and Physical Science Presentations at the First North American Conference on Riparian Ecosystems and Their Management
David W. Crumpacker
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A Call for Action: Protection of Riparian Habitat in the Arid and Seni-Arid West
Jon Kusler
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Riparian Ecosystems in Mexico: Current Status and Future Direction
Miguel Caballero Deloya
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Thinking Laterally: Strategies for Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Integrated Management of Riparian Resources
C. David Loeks
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American Fisheries Society Position Statement: Strategies for Riparian Area Management
Gordon N. Haugen
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Riparian Zone Protection by TVA: An Overview of Policies and Programs
Roosevelt T. Allen and Ronald J. Field
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Position Paper: Activities and Views of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Riparian Ecosystems
Michael J. Spear
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The Effects of Large Storm Events on Basin-Range Riparian Stream Habitats
William S. Platts, Karl A. Gebhardt, and William L. Jackson
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Erosional Downcutting in Lower Order Riparian Ecosystems: Have Historical Changes Been Caused by Removal of Beaver?
Michael Parker, Fred Wood Jr., Bruce H. Smith, and Robert G. Elder
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The Development of Southwestern Riparian Gallery Forests
Ward Brady, David R. Patton, and Jay Paxson
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Interdependence of Groundwater, Riparian Vegetation, and Streambank Stability: A Case Study
David F. Groeneveld and Thomas E. Griepentrog
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Physical Characteristics and Pedogenesis of Soils in Riparian Habitats Along the Upper Gila River Basin
John H. Brock
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Interactions Between Streamside Vegetation and Stream Dynamics
Burchard Heede
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Emergency Measures for Streambank Stabilization: An Evaluation
Ronald F. Schultze and Glenn I. Wilcox
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Renovation of a Plains State Stream - Physical Problem Solving
Thomas J. Taylor and John S. Barclay
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A Comparison of Riparian Area Ground Data with Large Scale Airphoto Interpretat ion
Paul Cuplin, William S. Platts, Osborne Casey, and Roy Masinton
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Riparian Area Inventory and Monitoring Using Large Scale Infrared Photography
Paul Cuplin
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Glen Canyon Environmental Studies: An Interagency Effort to Resolve Resource Management Conflicts
John R. Thomas
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Glen Canyon Dam, Fluctuating Water Levels, and Riparian Breeding Birds: The Need for Management Compromise on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Bryan T. Brown and R. Roy Johnson
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The Effects of Prolonged Flooding on the Riparian Plant Community in Crand Canyon
Lawrence E. Stevens and Gwendolyn L. Waring
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A Method for Evaluating Streamflow Discharge -- Plant Species Occurrence Patterns on Headwater Streams
Richard R. Harris, Roland J. Risser, and Carl A. Fox
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A Stream Classification System
David L. Rosgen
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The Importance of Riparian Habitats for the Conservation of Endangered Mammals in Mexico
Gerardo Ceballos-G.
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The Linear Interval Method for Determining Habitat Selection of Riparian Wildlife Species
Kerry H. Christensen
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Significance of Riparian Vegetation to Breedjng Birds Across an Altitudinal Cline
Fritz L. Knopf
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On the Development of Riparian Ecology
R. Roy Johnson and Charles W. Lowe
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Influence of Agriculture on Waterbird, Wader, and Shorebird Use Along the Lower Colorado River
Robert D. Ohmart, Bertin W. Anderson, and William C. Hunter
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Managing Riparian Vegetation and Wildlife Along the Colorado River: Synthesis of Data, Predictive Models, and Management
Bertin H. Anderson and Robert D. Ohmart
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Summer Avian Community Composition of Tamarix Habitats in Three Southwestern Desert Riparian Systems
William C. Hunter, Bertin W. Anderson, and Robert D. Ohmart
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Revegetating Riparian Trees in Southwestern Floodplains
Edwin A. Swenson and Charles L. Mullins
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Limits on Regeneration Processes in Southeastern Riverine Wetlands
R. R. Sharitz and L. C. Lee
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Xeroriparian Systems Used by Desert Mule Deer in Texas and Arizona
Paul R. Krausman, Kurt R. Rautenstrauch and Bruce D. Leopold
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Gradient Analysis of a Sonoran Desert Wash
Peter L. Warren and L. Susan Anderson
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Avian Use of Xeroriparian Ecosystems in the North American Warm Deserts
R. Roy Johnson and Lois T. Haight
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Comparison of Three Micrometeorological Methods to Calculate Evapotranspiration in Owens Valley, California
Lowell F. W. Duell Jr. and Diane M. Nork
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A Field Assessment of Above-and Below-Ground Factors Affecting Phreatophyte Transpiration in the Owens Valley, California
D. P. Groeneveld, D. L. Grate, P. J. Hubbard, D. S. Munk, P. J. Novak, E. Tillemans, D. C. Warren, and T. Yamashita
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Evapotranspiration From Saltcedar Along the Lower Colorado River
Lloyd H. Gay
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Quantification of Nitrate Uptake by Riparian Forests and Wetlands in an Undisturbed Headwaters Watershed
Jonathan Rhodes, C. M. Skau, Daniel Greenlee, and David L. Brown
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Aquatic Organic Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes, Water Quality, and Aquatic Productivity in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana
Victor W. Lambou
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Management of Streamside Zones on Municipal Watersheds
Edward S. Corbett and James A. Lynch
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Water Resource Conservation by Reducing Phreatophyte Transpiration
Robert W. Ritzi, Herman Bouwer, and Soroosh Sorooshian
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Methods for Determining Effects of Controlled Dewatering of Shallow Aquifers on Desert Phreatophytes in Owens Valley, California
Peter D. Dileanis, Farrel A. Branson, and Stephen K. Sorenson
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Multiple Regression Analysis for Evaluating Non-Point Source Contributions to Water Quality in the Green River, Wyoming
Timothy E. Fannin, Michael Parker, and Timothy J. Maret
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Increasing Summer Flow in Small Streams Through Management of Riparian Areas and Adjacent Vegetation: A Synthesis
D. Frederic Stabler
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The Effects of Streamflow Modification on the Development of a Riparian Ecosystem
Robert C. Szaro and Leonard F. DeBano
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Focused Recreation Use in Riparian Ecosystems: A Taxonomy of User Types
Jean C. Behrens-Tepper, Joseph T. O'Leary, and Douglas C. Andersen
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The Economic Value of Sportfishing at Lees Ferry, Arizona
Merton T. Richards and D. Brent Wood
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A Wilderness Riparian Environment: Visitor Satisfaction, Perceptions, Reality, and Management
Sharon L. Hoover. David A. King, and William J. Matter
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Human Behavior and Recreation Habitats: Conceptual Issues
Donald R. Field, Martha E. Lee, and Kristen Martinson
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Riparian Vegetation and Indigenous Southwestern Agriculture: Control of Erosion, Pests, and Microclimate
Gary Paul Nabhan
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REM: A Model for Riparian Ecosystem Management in Agricultural Watersheds
Richard Lowrence and Adel Shirmohammadi
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Riparian Vegetation Reduces Stream Rank and Row Crop Flood Damages
Donald Boseboom and Kenneth Russell
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The Pecan Orchard as a Riparian Ecosystem
Kenneth J. Kingsley
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Relationships Between the Expansion of Agriculture and the Reduction of Natural Riparian Habitat in the Missouri River Floodplain of Northeast Montana, 1938 -1982
Alexander R. Hoar and Michael J. Erwin
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Management Goals and Habitat Structure
Henry L. Short
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Streamside Management Zones and Wildlife in the Southern Coastal Plain
James G. Dickson and Jimmy C. Huntley
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Development and Management of Riparian Wildlife Habitat by the Tennessee Valley Authority
Ronald J. Field and Roosevelt T. Allen
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Responses of Small Mammals to Forest Riparian Perturbations
Stephen P. Cross
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Channel Response of an Ephemeral Stream in Wyoming to Selected Grazing Treatments
Ronald E. Siekert, Q. D. Skinner, M. A. Smith, J. L. Dodd, and J. D. Rodgers
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Time of Grazing and Cattle-Induced Damage to Streambanks
Clayton B. Marlow and Thomas H. Pogacnik
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Livestock Management in the Riparian Ecosystem
Larry D. Bryant
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Grazing Management Influences on Two Brook Trout Streams in Wyoming
Wayne A. Hubert, Robert P. Lanka, Thomas A. Wesche, and Fred Stabler
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Livestock Grazing Effects on Southwestern Streams: A Complex Research Problem
John N. Rinne
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The Use of Cattle as a Management Tool for Wildlife in Shrub-Willow Riparian Systems
Henry O. Krueger and Stanley H. Anderson
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Above-Ground Biomass Quantities and Livestock Production at Big Sacaton Riparian Areas in Southeastern Arizona
Jerry R. Cox and Howard L. Morton
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Trout Habitat, Abundance, and Fishing Opportunities in Fenced vs Unfenced Riparian Habitat Along Sheep Creek, Colorado
Robert J. Stuber
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The Value of Riparian Zones for Protecting Aquatic Systems: General Concerns and Recent Studies in Maine
John R. Moring, Greg C. Garman, and Dennis M. Mullen
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The Fish Habitat Management Unit Concept for Streams on National Forests in Alaska
Dave R. Gibbons
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Importance and Evaluation of Instream and Riparian Cover in Smaller Trout Streams
Thomas A. Wesche, Chris M. Goertler, and Carrie B. Frye
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Changes 30 Years After Logging in Large Woody Debris, and Its Use by Salmonids
Mason D. Bryant
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A Method for Assessing the Value of Stream Corridors to Fish and Wildlife Resources
John C. Garcia
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Amphibians and Reptiles in Southwest Riparian Ecosystems
Charles H. Lowe
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Microhabitats of Lizards in a Southwestern Riparian Community
K. Bruce Jones and Patricia Conley Glinski
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Herpetofauna in Riparian Habitats Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Peter L. Warren and Cecil R. Schwalbe
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Herpetofauna Use of Four Habitats of the Middle Gila River Drainage, Arizona
Martin D. Jakle and Thomas A. Gatz
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Impact of Grazing on a Riparian Garter Snake
Robert C. Szaro, Scott C. Belfit, J. Kevin Aitkin, and John N. Rinne
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Riparian Management of Coastal Pacific Ecosystems
Mark T. Anderson
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Water and People: Common Denominators in Riparian Zones
John C. Buckhouse
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Integration of Riparian Systems Management Strategies Within the Context of Multiple Use Land Management Programs in Southwestern Wyoming
Donald H. Sweep, J. M. Zilincar, Bruce H. Smith, and Rodd V. Hardy
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Reclamation of Riparian Zones and Water Law: First in Time -- First in Right
Quentin D. Skinner, Michael A. Smith. Jerrold L. Dodd, and J. Daniel Rodgers
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Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Riparian Zones in the Overthrust Belt: The Role of Industrial Siting
Robert C. Elder and Richard C. Moore
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Evaluating Effects of Management on Riparian Ecosystems
Martin N. Fogel and Peter F. Ffolliott
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The Boulder Creek Corridor Projects: Riparian Ecosystem Management in an Urban Setting
David H. Crumpacker
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Using Visitor Perceptions in River Use Planning, 1972 -1984
Kenneth C. Chilman, David Foster, and Alan Everson
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The Site Signature Method of Land Suitability Planning in River Corridors
David P. Hill
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Strategic Riparian Resource Management in a Metropolitan Setting: The Minnesota Valley Experience
Tim Kelly
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Research Issues in Riparian Landscape Planning
Kerry J. Dawson and Gregory E. Sutter
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The Value of Riparian Habitat and Wildlife to the Residents of a Rapidly Urbanizing Community
S. Black. P. Broadhurst, J. Hightower, and S. Schauman
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Public Values for Riparian Ecosystems: Experimental Results in the West and Implications for the Grand Canyon
Philip A. Meyer
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Improving Riparian Protection by Linking State Programs
Michael Mantell, Philip Metzger, and Christine Reid
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Estimating the Economic Value of Recreation Resources: A Legal and Policy Perspective
Stewart Allen
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Idaho's Riparian Lands: Problems, Concerns, and Hope
Mike W. Anderson
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Streamside Management Units in the Pacific Northwest
Gerald W. Swank
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The Use of Third-Party Intervenors in Negotiated Settlements: Lessons From the Past Ten Years
Verne C. Huser
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An Emerging Riparian Policy in Missouri: Opportunities for Protection, Restoration, and Management
Joseph P. Bachant and Richard E. Wehnes
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Managing for Multiple Resources in Western Cascades Forest Riparian Areas: An Example
Jon Vanderheyden
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Dividing the Water: Basic Precepts of Colorado River Water Law
David L. Wegner
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Resolving a Classic Conflict: Threat to a Riparian Ecosystem in Oklahoma
John S. Barclay
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The Florescence of Arid Lands in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Central Asia: An Historical Perspective
Jeffrey Zauderer
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The Use of Riparian Vegetation in Damascus Basin
Mohammad S. Ahido
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Land Use in the Majjia Valley, Niger, West Africa
Peter F. Ffolliott and Roy L. Jemison
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Rio Yaqui Watershed, Northwestern Mexico: Use and Management
Luis Bojorquez, Raymundo Aguirre, and Alfredo Ortega
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Effects of Dryland Farming on Navajo Riparian Lands
Jo Ann R. Jayne
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Role of Riparian Vegetation in Pakistan
Bashir H. Shah and John L. Thames
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Annual Phenological Profiles of Plants in and Adjacent to Two Riparian Habitats in Southeast Arizona
Karen R. Adams
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Riparian Habitat Restoration and Beavers
Larry L. Apple
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Riparian Ecosystems of Alaska
Keith D. Bayha
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Patterns of Reproduction in Wright's Sycamore
Jane H. Bock and Carl E. Bock
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A Weighted-Means Ordination of Riparian Birds in Southeastern Wyoming
Deborah M. Finch
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Transplanting Native Sonoran Desert Plants
George A. Ruffner, Donald A. Fedock, and Steven W. Carothers
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Recovery Processes in Southeastern Riverine Wetlands
R. R. Sharitz and L. C. Lee
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Structural Anadromous Fishery Habitat Improvement on the Siskiyou National Forest
Bruce D. Sims and Lee D. Johnson
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Small Hammal Community Structure in Old Growth and Logged Riparian Habitat
Lee H. Simons
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Riparian Area Management in the Pacific Southwest Region of the USDA Forest Service
Ivars J. Steinblums and Andrew A. Leven
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Riparian Community Type Classification in the Intermountain Region
Andrew P. Youngblood, Jayne G. Padgett, and Alma H. Winward
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Dormant Stub Planting Techniques
John C. York
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Model Riparian Habitat Protection Statute
Jon A. Kusler
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Author Index
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Title: RM-GTR-120: Riparian ecosystems and their management: Reconciling conflicting use
Electronic Publish Date: September 17, 2012
Last Update:
October 25, 2012

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