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Riparian Ecosystem Creation and Restoration:
A Literature Summary

GIF -- stream and wildlife

by

Karen M. Manci
and
Karen A. Schneller-McDonald, Project Officer

September 1989


Abstract

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.


This resource is based on the following source:
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).

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Author Information

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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Disclaimer

The opinions and recommendations expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nor does the mention of trade names constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the Federal Government.


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