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Riparian Restoration

Volume 2 Number 2 March/April 2003

An array of natural and human-generated processes can degrade the proper functioning of Southwestern riparian areas. A range of disturbances can affect these desert oases from the sub-alpine headwaters to flowing desert bosques. To manage, protect, or repair riparian systems that are in decline, we need to fully understand the causes and effects of the changes we have made throughout the entire watershed. Several experts share their thoughts on what has gone wrong, and what might be done to reverse the decline of riparian areas.

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