publication . Article . 2013

Successes, Failures and Suggested Future Directions for Ecosystem Restoration of the Middle Sacramento River, California

Zan Rubin; David M. Wood; Melinda Carlson; Eric W. Larsen; Marcel Holyoak; David L. Brown; CaliforniaH . Golet; Charles Nelson; Adam Henderson; Charles McClain; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, volume 11, issue 3 (issn: 1546-2366, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
  • Country: United States
<p class="p1">Large-scale ecosystem restoration projects seldom undergo comprehensive evaluation to determine project effectiveness. Consequently, there are missed opportunities for learning and strategy refinement. Before our study, monitoring information from California’s middle Sacramento River had not been synthesized, despite restoration having been ongoing since 1989. Our assessment was based on the development and application of 36 quantitative ecological indicators. These indicators were used to characterize the status of terrestrial and floodplain resources (e.g., flora and fauna), channel dynamics (e.g., planform, geomorphology), and the flow regime. I...
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free text keywords: CALFED, Flow Regime, Geomorphology, Goals, Ecological Indicators, Monitoring, Restoration, River Processes, Sacramento River, Wildlife, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Ecological indicator, Hydrology, Geography, Restoration ecology

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