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Doyle, James E.; Meyers, Ken ; Wegner, Steve ; Fowler, Pat . 2007. Developing Monitoring Plan for Structure Placement in the Aquatic Environment--Recommended Report Format, Listing of Methods and Procedures, and Monitoring Project Case Studies. 0777 1811P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 219 p.

Structures designed to restore or enhance the aquatic environment have been placed in almost every ecoregion in the United States. These structures restore and enhance the aquatic environment by stabilizing banks, improving fish habitat, and protecting infrastructure.

While the passage of the Endangered Species and Clean Water Act has created an increased emphasis on structure placement in the aquatic environment, limited information on the results of these projects has been published. In addition, little or no funding has been allocated for evaluating and reporting the results of this work. Therefore a need exists for determining whether structural additions, such as large woody debris, jams, rock cross veins, and various bank stabilization methods are effective for improving stream stability, water and habitat quality, and restoring threatened and endangered species.

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