Sonoran Institute, Pronatura Noroeste, and University of Arizona conducted vegetation monitoring in riparian restoration sites and control sites along the Colorado River corridor in Mexico during the fall (end of the growing season) of 2018. The overall goal of the vegetation monitoring program was to quantify impacts of restoration actions on the extent, composition, and structure of riparian habitat and to relate habitat characteristics to bird abundance and diversity. Specific monitoring objectives were to measure the vegetation vertical structure, density, and cover by species in active riparian restoration sites that had been planted prior to 2017 (> 2 years of growth) in Laguna Grande (CILA, Herradura, and Cori sites) and Miguel Alemán (Fig. 3-1) and to compare vegetation metrics in the restoration sites to the control sites to assess impacts of restoration. The Chaussé restoration site is scheduled for initial monitoring in 2021.
This report chapter summarizes 2018 results from the restoration and control sites and compares restoration site results between 2017 and 2018.
|Authors||Karen Schlatter, Martha Gomez-Sapiens, Helen Salazar, Alejandra Calvo-Fonseca, Patrick B. Shafroth, Eduardo Gonzalez|
|Publication Subtype||Other Government Series|
|Series Title||Biennial Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Fort Collins Science Center|