Riparian Roads and Restoration
National Riparian Roads Team
In August 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, Washington Office (WO), Office of the Chief, sanctioned the formation of the National Riparian Roads Team. The purpose of this team is to provide training and expand on methods to manage roads that will minimize negative impacts on riparian/wetland areas and restore or improve riparian/wetland ecosystem health. The team is prepared to address riparian restoration techniques and provide guidance that would be useful across all administrative and jurisdictional boundaries. In this document the team recommends a variety of strategies and techniques that are based on watershed restoration principles defined by Cairns, J., Jr. .(1988, [Pages 333-343])
Reestablishing the structure and function of an ecosystem, including its natural diversity.
Support for this initial effort includes interagency partners, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration, and U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, and the nonprofit organization Ducks Unlimited.
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