Management and techniques for riparian restorations: roads field guide, Volume 2
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2002 - Science
Improperly constructed or maintained roads near riparian and wetland areas may degrade these valuable sites. Degradation affects many aspects of the riparian and wetland ecosystems. This field guide presents information in a practical, user friendly format to help resource managers and professionals. Well-documented evaluation and monitoring strategies are critical in riparian road restoration projects. Learning from mistakes as well as successes helps to improve and protect valuable riparian and wetland sites. This two-volume field guide covers the management and techniques for riparian restoration near roads. The field guides cover the following topics: (1) riparian area considerations, (2) monitoring, (3) planning projects, (4) laws and regulations, and (5) techniques to use in the field.
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Alternate and Complementary Application aquatic habitat aquatic organisms asphalt backfilled berms Biotechnical stabilization 20 branch cuttings bridges 29 Brown-headed cowbirds chan channel banks channel crossings Complementary Techniques Considerations Culvert arrays culverts 26 cut and fill debris and bedload Debris racks Description ditch treatments 22 drainage dust abatement ecoregion ergy erosion control 12 fish and wildlife fish passage 35 fish passage structures floodplain gabions geotextile headcutting hydrology increase inert systems installed invasive species Log Jam Complexes Low water crossings maintain maintenance Multiple culverts native materials natural niques outsloping 13 Permeable fills plant Potential Outcome/Benefits raised culvert inlets Reconnecting reduce water velocities replanted require restore Retaining walls 15 riparian areas riparian vegetation riprap road prism Roadway dips rounding and revegetation runoff slide slope rounding soil bioengineering 18 Soil stabilization stop-log structures temporary erosion control tion vegetated ditches water bodies water crossings 24 water levels weed wildlife habitat wildlife passage woody debris