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Keyword: riparian restoration

Projects of the Southwest Watershed Science Team

Pages Posted on: July 05, 2016
The Southwest Watershed Science Team of the RMRS Air, Water, and Aquatic Ecosystems Science Program has been involved in studies to determine the soil and watershed effects of wildfires and prescribed fires since 2000. The team is involved in numerous projects to explore impacts of disturbance on water quality and streamflow, develop streamside management zones, and survey and monitor trends in unique watersheds.

Enhancing moist forest restoration opportunities in riparian systems

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
In northern Rocky Mountain moist forests, riparian systems contain many attributes that create unique biophysical conditions that alter disturbances and microenvironments; thus creating distinct forest structures, species composition, and management challenges.

Verde River research and development program

Pages Posted on: April 19, 2016
The Southwest Watershed Science Team of the Rocky Mountain Station's Air, Water and Aquatic Environments Science Program, and the Team’s predecessor (Watersheds and Riparian Ecosystems of Forests and Woodlands in the Semi-Arid West), have been involved in research on the Upper Verde River since 1993. 

Southwest Watershed Science Team

Groups Posted on: December 15, 2015

Soil and water characteristics in restored canebrake and forest riparian zones

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2011
The degradation of streams has been widespread in the United States. In Kentucky, for instance, almost all of its large streams have been impounded or channelized. A restoration project was initiated in a channelized section of Wilson Creek (Nelson Co., Kentucky) to return its predisturbance meandering configuration. A goal of the project was to restore the native riparian corridor with giant cane and bottomland forest species.

Collecting dormant hardwood cuttings for western riparian restoration projects

Publications Posted on: May 07, 2009
Dormant hardwood cuttings are sections of woody stems that can develop into new plants complete with stems, leaves, and roots. Cuttings differ from seedlings because all new daughter plants that arise from cuttings are genetically identical to the parent plant. Cuttings can be long or short, depending on how they are used.

Growing Shrubs at the George O. White State Forest Nursery: What Has Worked and What Has Not

Publications Posted on: March 13, 2007
At the George O. White State Forest Nursery in Licking, MO, we annually grow about 20 species of shrubs. That number has been larger in some years. For most species, we purchase seeds locally and process them at our nursery. Our shrubs are used for wetland restoration, windbreaks, visual screens, riparian buffers, and wildlife plantings.

Revegetation of Reconstructed Reaches of the Provo River, Heber Valley, Utah

Publications Posted on: March 13, 2007
In 1999, the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission began the Provo River Restoration Project to create a more naturally functioning riverine ecosystem between Jordanelle Dam and Deer Creek Reservoir. The purpose of the project was to mitigate for past impacts to riverine, wetland, and riparian habitats caused by the Central Utah Project and other Federal reclamation projects in Utah.

Managing for enhancement of riparian and wetland areas of the Western United States: an annotated bibliography

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2006
This annotated bibliography contains 1,905 citations from professional journals, symposia, workshops, proceedings, technical reports, and other sources.

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