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U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Riparian Restoration
& Wetlands Management

Streams and adjacent uplands are managed to ensure continued benefits to dependent resources - fisheries, wildlife, and water - while providing a broad range of services, including recreation, forest products, and grazing.


cover of USDA Forest Service National Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Core Protocol report

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service 2014. National Riparian Vegetation Monitoring Technical Guide: Conterminous United States. General Technical Report. Rocky Mountain Research Station-GTR-XXX. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. (Draft). 2.56 MB PDF
  • Water & the Forest Service, FS660, 2000
  • Related Resources:

    National Riparian Service Team

    Wetlands Status in US