Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States

1st Edition

Edited by Ellen S. Verry, James W. Hornbeck, C. Andrew Dolloff

CRC Press

432 pages

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Hardback: 9781566705011
pub: 1999-12-06
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The timing could not be better for addressing riparian area management and the resulting impacts of surface water. The Forest Service leadership team has identified water and watershed management as the issue of the upcoming decade. These factors and more have moved riparian forests to the forefront of environmental management. Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States gives you the tools you need to take on this task.

Each day, thousands of natural resource professionals face the problems involved in managing riparian forests. The challenge: fragmented ownership, fragmented ecosystems, and diverse interest groups. The solution requires a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on a complex mix of government agencies, private interests, and local communities as exemplified in the following initiatives:

  • Chesapeake Bay Program "Save the Bay"

  • Inland West Water Strategy

  • New York City Watershed Project

  • The Pacific Habitat Strategy

  • The Anadromous Fish Habitat

    Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States summarizes the state-of-the-art in the management of forested riparian areas. It serves as a desktop reference for natural resource administrators, educators, and on-the-ground managers from industry, consulting firms, and municipal, state, and federal agencies who routinely face the complex problems of protecting riparian areas.


  • Reviews

    "I recommend it to all who would seek a greater understanding of riparian forest management. By spanning the range between policy making and management , this book will hold and focus your vision of managing at the water's edge."-Warren E. Archey, President, Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters

    "Fortunately our nation has come to understand the values of riparian areas, and the importance of providing management. This summary of science and management for riparian areas will help insure the health of our nation's waters and the lands that border them."-Phil Janik, Deputy Chief and CFO, United States Forest Service

    Table of Contents

    The Challenge of Managing for Healthy Riparian Areas, E.S. Verry and C. A. Dolloff

    Defining Riparian Areas, B.L. Ilhardt, E.S. Verry, and B.J. Palik

    Diversity in Riparian Landscapes, T.R. Crow, M.E. Baker, and B.V. Barnes

    Classifying Aquatic Ecosystems and Mapping Riparian Areas, H. Parrott, C. Edwards, and D. Higgens

    Linkages Between Forests and Streams: A Perspective in Time, J.W. Hornbeck and J.N. Kochenderfer

    Water Flow in Soils and Streams: Sustaining Hydrologic Function, E.S. Verry

    Particulate Organic Contributions From Forests and Streams: Debris Isn't So Bad, C.A. Doloff and J.R. Webster

    Bird and Mammal Habitat in Riparian Areas, R.M. DeGraaf and M. Yamasaki

    Managing Riparian Areas for Fish, C. Richards and B. Hollingsworth

    Ecology and Management of Riparian Areas for Amphibians, T.K. Pauley, J.C. Mitchell, R.R. Buech, and J.J. Moriarty

    The Human Dimensions of Riparian Areas: Implications for Management and Planning, J.F. Dwyer, P.J. Jakes, and S.C. Barro

    Lake Riparian Areas, D.W. Bolgrien and T.K. Kratz

    Integrated Management of Riparian Areas, S.T. Eubanks, S. Emmons, and H.A. Pert

    Ecologic Principles for Riparian Silviculture, B.J. Palik, J.C. Zasada, and C.W. Hedman

    Harvesting Options for Riparian Areas, J.A. Mattson, J.E. Baumgras, C.R. Blinn, and M.A. Thompson

    Best Management Practices for Riparian Areas, M.J. Phillips, L.W. Swift, Jr., and C.R. Blinn

    Monitoring the Effects of Riparian Management on Water Resources, G.W. Stuart, P.J. Edwards, K.R. McLaughlin, and M.J. Phillips

    Riparian Restoration, R.A. LaFayette, J. Bernard, and D. Brady

    Dams: A Watershed Restoration Opportunity, M.J. Soloman

    Riparian Area Management: Themes and Recommendations, D.J. Welsch, J.W. Hornbeck, E. S. Verry, C.A. Dolloff, and J.G. Gries



    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW / Environmental
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science