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Monitoring the results of stream corridor restoration

January 5, 2021

Often overlooked and underfunded, ecological monitoring is an essential component of stream-restoration work. It helps practitioners to identify successful restoration practices, detect ineffective ones, and adjust their adaptive-management activities to improve efficacy (Bernhardt and Palmer 2011). Monitoring, along with research and modeling, are the three legs of the scientific stool that support ecosystem restoration and management. Monitoring tells us what is happening, research tells us why and how it is happening, and modeling provides insights about what can happen under different management alternatives.

Publication Year 2021
Title Monitoring the results of stream corridor restoration
Authors Daniel Bunting, Andrew M. Barton, Brooke M. Bushman, Barry Chernoff, Kelon Crawford, David Dean, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jeanmarie Haney, O. Hinojosa-Huerta, Helen M. Poulos, J Renfrow, Holly E. Richter, Carlos A. Sifuentes Lugo, Juliet C. Stromberg, Dale S. Turner, K. Urbanczyk, Mark K. Briggs
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70217003
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center