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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.
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