Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices
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Jack E. Williams, Christopher A. Wood, and Michael P. Dombeck, editors
549 pages; 41 color photographs
Published by American Fisheries Society
Publication date: 1997
Human demand on our natural resources continues to grow as aquatic and riparian ecosystems continue to decline. Virtually all watersheds have been modified or degraded by human development, often resulting in loss of high-quality water, productive soil, and loss of diverse plant and animal communities. Watershed restoration is a fundamental element of the new ecosystem management philosophy. But what is it? What makes it successful? Who carries it out? The authors and editors of this practical guidebook answer these questions and outline an approach to watershed restoration that combines educating communities about the importance of healthy watershed, a standardized scientific approach to restoration, learning from existing case studies, and the principles of adaptive management.
In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices will give you an in-depth understanding of the principles of watershed restoration, how to build partnerships for a restoration program, practices and strategies for achieving restoration, what works and what does not, and what is in store for the future.
In addition to providing the scientific, social, and policy frameworks for conducting restoration, the book spotlights how citizen groups, communities, conservation coalitions, private interests, and management agencies are working together to restore watersheds. Case studies address urbanized watershed, farmlands, forestlands, rangelands, and large river systems from New England to California. A critique of these restoration projects summarizes the approaches that offer the best opportunities for long-term success.
This book includes:
* 28 chapters by leaders in the conservation, research, and resource management communities * 41 color photographs; 85 charts and illustrations * comprehensive bibliography * glossary * detailed subject index
This book is intended for:
* fisheries or conservation biologist * hydrologist, rangeland, forest, or riparian ecologist * landscape planner * natural resource manager * leader of a civic organization, or… * somebody engaged in or concerned with habitat restoration
Table of Contents
PART I – Principles
PART II – Building Collaborative Partnerships for Watershed Restoration
PART III – Key Practices to Achieve Watershed Restoration
Chapter 17: Using River Action Teams to Restore Water Quality: Hiwassee River of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee D. L. Bowling, Jr., T. S. Chilcoat, J. P. Cox, J. R. Hagerman, C. D. Ungate, and G. G. Williams
PART IV – Watershed Restoration Case Studies
Chapter 20: Fish Habitat Restoration and Forestry Practices in the Pacific Northwest: Fish Creek in Oregon G. H. Reeves, D. B. Hohler, B. E. Hansen, F. H. Everest, J. R. Sedell, T. L. Hickman, and D. Shively
PART V – Learning from the Past to Provide a Vision for the Future