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Title: Mitigation in riparian areas: Questions, concerns and recommendations

Author: Barron, Tony;

Date: 1996

Source: In: Shaw, Douglas W.; Finch, Deborah M., tech coords. Desired future conditions for Southwestern riparian ecosystems: Bringing interests and concerns together. 1995 Sept. 18-22, 1995; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR-272. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 265-266.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The management of seven thousand acres in the Rio Grande Valley State Park presents a unique management challenge and opportunity. The Open Space Division defines a riparian area as "any area of land influenced directly by permanent water". The influence of permanent water or water flows produces visible vegetation and visible vegetative characteristics on the affected land. The Open Space Division management practices are designed to avoid adverse and negative impacts as much as possible. Mitigation measures such as creating wetland, land donation (including beneficial land exchanges and monetary/compensatory measurers) are encouraged. This paper addresses questions about mitigation procedures.

Keywords: riparian ecosystems, human dimensions, hydrology, ecology, history, restoration

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Barron, Tony. 1996. Mitigation in riparian areas: Questions, concerns and recommendations. In: Shaw, Douglas W.; Finch, Deborah M., tech coords. Desired future conditions for Southwestern riparian ecosystems: Bringing interests and concerns together. 1995 Sept. 18-22, 1995; Albuquerque, NM. General Technical Report RM-GTR-272. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 265-266.

 


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