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Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems of the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests: An assessment of resources and current conditions

Publications Posted on: October 22, 2020
This assessment provides information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. We summarized dominant riparian community types and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat.

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystem assessments webinar transcript

Documents and Media Posted on: April 30, 2020
A transcript of the April 29, 2020 riparian assessments webinar hosted by Katey Driscoll and Max Smith.  Document Type: Other Documents

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystem assessments

Events Posted on: April 28, 2020
In this short webinar, RMRS researchers Katey Driscoll and Max Smith talked about methods for rapid assessments of ecological integrity for riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems; provided selected results from the Ashley, Manti-La Sal, Salmon-Challis, Bridger-Teton, Dixie, and Fishlake National Forests; and took questions and feedback.

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems of the Bridger-Teton National Forest: An assessment of resources and current conditions

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2020
This assessment was conducted to provide information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in relation to their natural range of variation on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. We summarized dominant riparian community types that are present on the Forest and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat.

Riparian assessments for intermountain forests

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 16, 2020
Riparian zones – boundaries between land and rivers or streams – are often overlooked, but are critical for the healthy function of watersheds and ecosystems. The Rocky Mountain Research Station has worked with the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region to develop targeted maps and assessments of riparian zones in several National Forests that will inform future management and planning efforts. 

Connecting variation in vegetation and stream flow: the role of geomorphic context in vegetation response to large floods along boreal rivers

Publications Posted on: March 04, 2020
1. Flooding governs riparian plant diversity along boreal rivers but the ecological role of extreme floods is only partly understood. We studied the dynamics of riparian plant composition and richness in the free-flowing Vindel River in northern Sweden, and the importance of reach type in sustaining high species richness. 2. We conducted three surveys of riparian plant species richness over a period of two decades.

Riparian ecosystems of the Salmon-Challis National Forest: An assessment of current conditions in relation to the natural range of variability

Publications Posted on: July 16, 2019
This assessment was conducted to provide information on the current conditions of riparian, wetland, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in reference to their natural range of variation on the Salmon-Challis National Forest during forest plan revision.

Assessment of Region 4 Riparian and Wetland Ecosystems

Documents and Media Posted on: June 19, 2019
This powerpoint is from the December 2017 Riparian and Wetland Assessment Workshop. It is part of the Riparian, wetland, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems: Assessments of current conditions in relation to natural range of variation for National Forests in the Intermountain Region (R4) project.  Document Type: Presentations

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems of the U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region: Assessment of management issues and current conditions

Documents and Media Posted on: June 19, 2019
The powerpoint comes from the May 2019 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. It is part of the Riparian, wetland, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems: Assessments of current conditions in relation to natural range of variation for National Forests in the Intermountain Region (R4) project.  Document Type: Presentations

Riparian, wetland, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems: Assessments of current conditions in relation to natural range of variation for National Forests in the Intermountain Region (R4)

Projects Posted on: June 18, 2019
The researchers are completing a series of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystem assessments for National Forests in the USFS Intermountain Region. Each assessment summarizes drivers, stressors, and current condition of these systems in relation to the natural range of variation within each forest. The reports directly inform the assessment phase of forest plan revision and continue to be produced on a schedule in line with the Region’s forest planning process.

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