CONCEPTUALIZING STREAM ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION:
STREAM ECOSYSTEM NETWORK
Beginning with an overview of conventional restoration practices, this work goes on to examine the development and use of a Stream Ecosystem Network, an interactive systems-thinking tool that promotes a compehensive understanding of ecosystem processes to its user. As such, the paper discusses the re-integration of natural processes in restoration and the benefits of utilizing visualization throughout project development. To note: the Stream Ecosystem Network is an ongoing project -- the database of interactions is kept private, however, the interface is hosted on this site (see the menu bar).
FOREST SERVICE ROADS & THE RESTORATION OF SALMON SPAWNING HABITAT
Primary concerns crucial to spawning bed conservation and restoration are identified and discussed, including: soil erosion and fine particle deposition, the effects of abiotic stream variables, and an altered stream hydrological regime. This paper communicates the need and provides support for a more refined and process-based approach to management practices and regulation development. Adarshana Thapa and Ellen Zhang, Master of Land and Water Systems graduate students, contributed to this work.