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    Author(s): Alvin L. Medina
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Neary, Daniel G.; Medina, Alvin L.; Rinne, John N., eds. 2012. Synthesis of Upper Verde River research and monitoring 1993-2008. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-291. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 135-162.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Streamside vegetation is an integral component of a stable riparian ecosystem, providing benefits to both terrestrial and aquatic fauna (Brown and others 1977; National Research Council 2002) as well as Native Americans (Betancourt and Van Devender 1981). On the UVR, stable streambanks are a desirable management goal to attain channel stability for a variety of wildlife and fishery needs. Only recently have efforts begun to quantify streamside plant communities-owing to a paucity of adequate descriptions of riparian habitats and to address the managers need for qualitative and general descriptions (McLaughlin 2004). Vegetation environments are a focal point for land managers regulating land uses, such as livestock grazing, that could potentially impact aquatic communities. Managers rely on descriptions of the plant communities associated with streamside environments for qualitative and general descriptions (Brown and others 1979; Laurenzi and others 1983; McLaughlin 2004).

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    Medina, Alvin L. 2012. Woody vegetation of the Upper Verde River: 1996-2007 [Chapter 6]. In: Neary, Daniel G.; Medina, Alvin L.; Rinne, John N., eds. 2012. Synthesis of Upper Verde River research and monitoring 1993-2008. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-291. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 135-162.

    Keywords

    fluvial ecosystem, history, climate, soils, vegetation, geomorphology, watersheds, water quality, fish fauna, Upper Verde River

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