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The timing could not be better for addressing riparian area management and the resulting impacts of surface water. The Forest Service leadership team has identified water and watershed management as the issue of the upcoming decade. These factors and more have moved riparian forests to the forefront of environmental management. "Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States" gives you the tools you need to take on this task. Each day, thousands of natural resource professionals face the problems involved in managing riparian forests.The challenge: fragmented ownership, fragmented ecosystems, and diverse interest groups. The solution requires a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on a complex mix of government agencies, private interests, and local communities as exemplified in the following initiatives: Chesapeake Bay Program; 'Save the Bay' Inland West Water Strategy; New York City Watershed Project; The Pacific Habitat Strategy; and, The Anadromous Fish Habitat. "Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States" summarizes the state-of-the-art in the management of forested riparian areas. It serves as a desktop reference for natural resource administrators, educators, and on-the-ground managers from industry, consulting firms, and municipal, state, and federal agencies who routinely face the complex problems of protecting riparian areas.
The Challenge of Managing for Healthy Riparian Areas, E.S. Verry and C. A. Dolloff Defining Riparian Areas, B.L. Ilhardt, E.S. Verry, and B.J. Palik Diversity in Riparian Landscapes, T.R. Crow, M.E. Baker, and B.V. Barnes Classifying Aquatic Ecosystems and Mapping Riparian Areas, H. Parrott, C. Edwards, and D. Higgens Linkages Between Forests and Streams: A Perspective in Time, J.W. Hornbeck and J.N. Kochenderfer Water Flow in Soils and Streams: Sustaining Hydrologic Function, E.S. Verry Particulate Organic Contributions From Forests and Streams: Debris Isn't So Bad, C.A. Doloff and J.R. Webster Bird and Mammal Habitat in Riparian Areas, R.M. DeGraaf and M. Yamasaki Managing Riparian Areas for Fish, C. Richards and B. Hollingsworth Ecology and Management of Riparian Areas for Amphibians, T.K. Pauley, J.C. Mitchell, R.R. Buech, and J.J. Moriarty The Human Dimensions of Riparian Areas: Implications for Management and Planning, J.F. Dwyer, P.J. Jakes, and S.C. Barro Lake Riparian Areas, D.W. Bolgrien and T.K. Kratz Integrated Management of Riparian Areas, S.T. Eubanks, S. Emmons, and H.A. Pert Ecologic Principles for Riparian Silviculture, B.J. Palik, J.C. Zasada, and C.W. Hedman Harvesting Options for Riparian Areas, J.A. Mattson, J.E. Baumgras, C.R. Blinn, and M.A. Thompson Best Management Practices for Riparian Areas, M.J. Phillips, L.W. Swift, Jr., and C.R. Blinn Monitoring the Effects of Riparian Management on Water Resources, G.W. Stuart, P.J. Edwards, K.R. McLaughlin, and M.J. Phillips Riparian Restoration, R.A. LaFayette, J. Bernard, and D. Brady Dams: A Watershed Restoration Opportunity, M.J. Soloman Riparian Area Management: Themes and Recommendations, D.J. Welsch, J.W. Hornbeck, E. S. Verry, C.A. Dolloff, and J.G. Gries References Index