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Main Title Restored riparian buffers as tools for ecosystem restoration in the MAIA : processes, endpoints, and measures of success for water, soil, flora and fauna /
Author Jorgensen, Eric E. ; Canfield, T. J. ; Kutz, F. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Canfield, Timothy J.
Kutz, Frederick W.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/A-99/009
Stock Number PB99-134819
Additional Subjects Riparian waters ; Buffers ; Soil-water-plant relationships ; Biological communities ; Water quality management ; Watersheds ; Aquatic habitats ; Soil types ; Riparian land ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Restoration ; Environment impacts
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB99-134819 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Riparian buffer restorations are used as management tools to produce favorable water quality impacts, moreover the basis for riparian buffers as an instrument of water quality restoration rests on a relatively firm foundation. Two broad areas of research are indicated. First, data are needed to document the relative effectiveness of riparian buffers that differ according to width, length, and plant species composition. These questions, of managing buffer dimension and species composition for functionality, are of central importance even when attenuation of nutrient and sediment loads alone are considered. Second, where ecosystem restoration is the goal, effects to in-stream and terrestrial riparian biota need to be considered. Relatedly, the effects of the restoration on the landscape need to be considered. Particularly, at what rate do the effects of the riparian buffer on in-stream water quality, biota, and habitat diminish downstream from restored sites. USEPA-NRML has initiated a research project that wil document the potential for buffers to restore riparian ecosystems; focusing on water quality effects but also, importantly, documeting effects on biota.
"EPA/600/A-99/009." "PB99-144651." Microfiche.