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PubTalk 9/2002 — Healing the Redwood Creek Watershed

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Successes and Failures in a Large-scale Watershed Restoration Program

by Mary Ann Madej, Geologist


  • Can we undo the effects of decades of logging and road-building on salmon habitat and redwood forest?
  • The Redwood Creek restoration program in California--one of the Nation.s largest and longest-running watershed projects-- was begun nearly 25 years ago
  • What do agencies like the National Park Service actually do to restore a watershed?
  • The large 1997 floods in the Redwood Creek area provided the first real test of the restoration efforts
  • What lessons have been learned at Redwood Creek that can be applied to restoring other disturbed watersheds?





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