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Stream channel designs for riparian and wet meadow rangelands in the southwestern United States

Posted date: October 05, 2012
Publication Year: 
2000
Authors: Jemison, Roy; Neary, Daniel G.
Publication Series: 
Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 305-306.
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Abstract

Inappropriate land uses have degraded wetland and riparian ecosystems throughout the Southwestern United States. In 1996, the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico implemented a channel relocation project, as part of a road improvement project, to determine the feasibility of restoring wet meadow and riparian ecosystems degraded by inappropriately located roads and drainage structures. Results show that channel relocation can provide the hydrologic inputs needed to restore these degraded ecosystems.

Citation

Jemison, Roy; Neary, Daniel G. 2000. Stream channel designs for riparian and wet meadow rangelands in the southwestern United States. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 305-306.