Education and Awareness of Riparian Zones
"A common-sense approach to managing riparian areas-special places that need preferential treatment."
Payment for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowner
This primer is designed to provide you with a solid understanding of what Payments for Ecosystem Service (PES) are and how PES deals work. It is intended for an audience interested in exploring the potential of PES — either as prospective PES sellers themselves or as staff of organizations that work directly with communities or landowners who may be interested in PES.
This workbook is for use in the field. It will help you learn the basics of evaluating the riparian health of a stream or small river system. Riparian health assessment requires instruction and practice; both should be easier with the use of this workbook.
"During my travels, I heard a story about a man who had put short fences across a cattle trail in the sandy bottom of a canyon in Navajo country. This forced the cattle to meander in an S-pattern as they walked, encouraging stormwater to meander too and thus slowing erosion. I thought this idea was wonderfully heretical.. .. (read more).
The videos in this section below are a Riparian Mini-Module video lecture series developed by the Nueces River Authority.
Steve Nelle is retired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service where his career spanned 28 years as a range conservationist, district conservationist, wildlife biologist and zone biologist. Steve often engages as an advisor, teacher and leader in spreading riparian understanding.
Riparian proper functioning condition assessment to improve watershed management for water quality
Management objectives change as soil properties, such as climate, elevation, steepness, and aspect, change.
Confronting Invasive Salt Cedar in the American Southwest
Until the mid 1970’s only minimal effort had been directed at monitoring the vegetation resources in riparian areas. Since that time considerable attention and research have been directed toward gaining a better understanding of the vegetation on these areas. This increased attention has been due mainly to recognition of the important sociological and economic values these areas provide to society in general.
Why climate change makes riparian restoration more important than Ever. Recommendations for practice and research
High flow events have the potential to damage pipelines that cross stream channels, possibly contaminating runoff. A hydrologic analysis conducted during the design of the pipeline can help determine proper placement.
This chapter evaluates the ecological effectiveness of the major purposes and expected benefits of 21 riparian management practices as described in the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS), National Conservation Practice Guidelines.
This workbook is for livestock producers, landowners, land/resource managers and others who want to learn to judge riparian health. Community groups, municipalities, counties and watershed groups will find this workbook helpful in understanding the procedures of riparian health assessment and to interpret the results of watershed level inventories.
The state of Texas has 191,000 miles of natural waterways with riparian areas— the green vegetation zones along streams, rivers and lakes—that collectively provide great economic, social, cultural and environmental value to the state.