Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Karen M. Manci
Karen A. Schneller-McDonald, Project Officer
Compared to other wetland types (e.g., coastal wetlands), projects and techniques involving creation or restoration of riparian ecosystems are not well documented. To provide a source of currently available literature, riparian ecosystem information from 92 records (primarily published papers or reports) in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wetland Creation/Restoration (WCR) Data Base was used to develop a literature summary of creation and restoration of riparian ecosystems. The summary provides an overview of the status of riparian ecosystems in the U.S., a discussion of several riparian functions, and a review of some techniques used for planning, implementing, monitoring, and measuring project success of riparian ecosystem creation/restoration efforts. Case studies of various riparian ecosystem creation or restoration projects are used to demonstrate these techniques and to report some results of their use. Several well-documented case studies are discussed in detail to illustrate more extensive efforts to plan, implement, or monitor riparian ecosystem creation/restoration projects.
Manci, Karen M. 1989. Riparian ecosystem creation and restoration: A literature summary. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 89(20):1-59.This resource should be cited as:
Manci, Karen M. 1989. Riparian ecosystem creation and restoration: A literature summary. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 89(20):1-59. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/habitat/ripareco/index.htm (Version 16JUL97).
Karen M. Manci
TGS Technology, Inc.
P.O. Box 9076
Fort Collins, CO 80525-0800
Karen A. Schneller-McDonald - Project Officer
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Ecology Research Center
2627 Redwing Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526-2899
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