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    Author(s): Guy R. Sheeter; Errol W. Claire
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 420-423
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Cut juniper trees (Juniperous osteosperma Hook.) anchored along eroded streambanks proved beneficial in stabilizing 96 percent of the erosion on eight streams evaluated in eastern Oregon over a 14-year-period. Juniper revetment was a successful substitute for costly rock structures on straight or slightly curved banks, but failed when placed on outside curves or when poorly anchored. Water velocities were reduced by 65 percent where juniper revetment was evaluated. Sediment buried tree tips the first and second year after treatment. Juniper revetment should last at least 20 years with proper grazing management and allow full recovery of riparian vegetation and bank stability.

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    Sheeter, Guy R.; Claire, Errol W. 1989. Juniper for Streambank Stabilization in Eastern Oregon. In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 420-423

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