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Managing Riparian Habitat for Fish, Wildlife and Timber

Lower slopes and terraces adjacent to streams are collecting points for soils as alluvium and colluvium. The depth of soil, plus the accumulation of nutrient capital from flooding and from down-migration of mineral and organic matter on slopes,contribute to these sites being the most productive forest soils in the Pacific North-west and elsewhere. The proximity of these soils to water sets up several linkages that may be regarded as obstacles or opportunities, depending on the creativity of the manager. This report summarizes some data that can be used for judging whether various approaches to riparian management are helpful in reaching desirable future conditions without compromising present habitats.


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Author(s): Michael Newton

Publication: Advances and Challenges in Forest Regeneration

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