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RM-GTR-272: Desired future conditions for Southwestern riparian ecosystems: Bringing interests and concerns together

Shaw, Douglas W.; Finch, Deborah M., tech coords. 1996. Desired future conditions for Southwestern riparian ecosystems: Bringing interests and concerns together. 1995 Sept. 18-22, 1995; Albuquerque, NM. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-272. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 359 p.

This proceedings represents scientific and applied papers presented at a symposium of the same title held 18-22 September 1995 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The symposium brought together scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, and representatives from the private sector to share their findings, ideas, and visions for managing, conserving, and restoring riparian ecosystems in the Southwest. The Proceedings is divided into sections on the history, ecology, and management of the Rio Grande; general ecosystem hydrology and ecology; human history, values, and needs; ecosystem restoration and species recovery; and current and desired future conditions. Oral presentations given during panels on "Rio Grande restoration" and "People and riparian ecosystems" are also published in this volume. Patricia Pettit, President of the New Mexico Riparian Council, closed the symposium with an interactive session with the audience, which is summarized and published here. We thank sponsoring organizations for their support, and Karen Mora for her assistance in publishing the proceedings.

Keywords: riparian ecosystems; desired future conditions; human dimensions; hydrology; ecology; history; restoration; species recovery.

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Douglas W. Shaw and Deborah M. Finch
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Rio Grande history, ecology, and management

Letter by Senator Pete Domenici
Pete V. Domenici
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The Middle Rio Grande: Its ecology and management
Jeffery C. Whitney
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Riverine settlement in the evolution of prehistoric land-use systems in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico
Joseph A. Tainter and Bonnie Bagley Tainter
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Human impacts on riparian ecosystems of the Middle Rio Grande Valley during historic times
Frank E. Wozniak
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A preliminary riparian/wetland vegetation community classification of the Upper and Middle Rio Grande watersheds in New Mexico
Paula Durkin, Esteban Muldavin, Mike Bradley, and Stacey E. Carr
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Riparian habitat change along the Isleta-Belen reach of the Rio Grande
Joanne Mount, William Krausman, and Deborah M. Finch
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Avian community composition and habitat importance in the Rio Grande corridor of New Mexico
David A. Leal, Raymond A. Meyer, and Bruce C. Thompson
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Research and management of soil, plant, animal, and human resources in the Middle Rio Grande Basin
Deborah M. Finch
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Landbird species composition and relative abundance during migration along the Rio Grande
Wang Yong and Deborah M. Finch
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The potential for implementing partial restoration of the Middle Rio Grande ecosystem
Clifford S. Crawford, Lisa M. Ellis, Manuel C. Molles, Jr., and H. Maurice Valett
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PANEL-Rio Grande restoration: Future directions
Moderated by Deborah M. Finch
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Introductory comments
Deborah M. Finch

Letter by Senator Pete Domenici
Pete V. Domenici

Restoration of the Middle Rio Grande ecosystem and the Bosque Biological Management Plan
Jeffery C. Whitney

Just add water!
Steve Harris

People reclaiming rivers: Amigos Bravos
Brian Shields

How much can the basin hold?
Clifford S. Crawford

Ecosystem hydrology and ecology

Spatial relationships among lightning, precipitation and vegetative cover in watersheds of the Rio Puerco Basin: An introduction
Deborah Ulinski Potter and Susan M. Gorman
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Flow of water and sediments through Southwestern riparian systems
Leonard F. DeBano, Peter F. Ffolliott, and Kenneth N. Brooks
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Effects of grazing on nutrient retention in a headwater stream of the Rio Puerco Basin
Mark A. Sewards and H. Maurice Valett
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Geomorphic response of a montane riparian habitat to interactions of ungulates, vegetation, and hydrology
Daniel G. Neary and Alvin L. Medina
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Willow establishment in relation to cattle grazing on an eastern Oregon stream
Nancy L. Shaw and Warren P. Clary
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Insects of the riparian
Terrence J. Rogers
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Distribution of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and its co-occurrence with the Rio Grande Sucker and Rio Grande Chub on the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests
Bob Calamusso and John N. Rinne
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Bat species using water sources in pinyon-juniper woodlands
Alice Chung-MacCoubrey
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Summer bird/vegetation associations in Tamarisk and native habitat along the Pecos River, southeastern New Mexico
M.F. Livingston and S.D. Schemnitz
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Human history, values, and needs

The influence of prehistoric Anasazi cobble-mulch agricultural features of northern Rio Grande landscapes
Richard D. Periman
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Historic land use and grazing patterns in northern New Mexico
Carol Raish
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Tribal experiences and lessons learned in riparian ecosystem restoration
Ronald K. Miller, James E. Enote, and Cameron L. Martinez
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Rio Grande Basin Consortium: Mission, goals, and activities
Deborah A. Potter and Deborah M. Finch
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Rio Grande Valley State Park maintenance, improvements, and developments
Tony Barron
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The citizen volunteer
Richard Becker
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Riparian wetlands and visitor use management in Big Bend National Park, Texas
C.M. Fleming, S.H. Kunkle, and M.D. Flora
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The Arizona Riparian Area Advisory Committee: An experience in defining desired conditions
K.E. Randall
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Cooperative management of riparian forest habitats to maintain biological quality and ecosystem integrity
David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
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Public involvement and consensus building in the Verde River Watershed in central Arizona
Tom Bonomo
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PANEL-People and riparian ecosystems: Past, present, and future
Moderated by Richard D. Periman and Carol Raish
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Introductory comments
Richard D. Periman

History and use by ethnic groups
Frank E. Wozniak

Endangered species in riparian systems of the American West
David S. Brookshire, Michael McKee, and Christian Schmidt

Current and future recreational issues
Tony Barron

Concluding comments
Carol Raish

Ecosystem restoration and species recovery

Albuquerque constructed wetlands pilot project: Summary and status of City of Albuquerque project, September 1995
Steven Glass, Joan Thullen, Jim Sartoris, and Rick Roline
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Riparian restoration of Señorito Canyon, a tributary of the Rio Puerco
Dwain W. Vincent
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Using simple structures for flow dispersion in wet meadow restoration
Bill Zeedyk, Benjamin Romero, and Steven K. Albert
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Restoration guidelines for riparian areas using dormant stock "pole" cuttings
Tony Barron
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Restoring native riparian vegetation
Debbie Hughes
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Mitigation in riparian areas: Questions, concerns and recommendations
Tony Barron
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Reducing impacts of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds on riparian-nesting migratory songbirds
Sara H. Schweitzer, Deborah M. Finch, and David M. Leslie, Jr.
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The riparian species recovery plan: A status report
Steven M. Chambers
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Current and desired future conditions

Effects of livestock management on Southwestern riparian ecosystems
David J. Krueper
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Desirable functional processes: A conceptual approach for evaluating ecological condition
Alvin L. Medina, Malchus B. Baker, Jr., and Daniel G. Neary
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Ecological condition of the East Fork of the Gila River and selected tributaries: Gila National Forest, New Mexico
Robert D. Ohmart
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Channel bed particle size distribution procedure used to evaluate watershed cumulative effects for range permit re-issuance on the Santa Fe National Forest
Bruce Sims, Jim Piatt, Lee Johnson, Carol Purchase, and John Phillips
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GIS applications in riparian management
Carrie Christman, Douglas W. Shaw, Charles L. Spann, and Penny Luehring
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Native aquatic plants and ecological condition of southwestern wetlands and riparian areas
Alvin L. Medina
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Desired future condition: Fish habitat in southwestern riparian-stream habitats
John N. Rinne
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Management plan for the Rio Cebolla watershed Sandoval County and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Noreen A. Breeding
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Discussion of future cooperative actions and closing remarks
Patricia L. Pettit
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Symposium participants
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Title: RM-GTR-272: Desired future conditions for Southwestern riparian ecosystems: Bringing interests and concerns together
Electronic Publish Date: December 12, 2006
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January 3, 2007

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