This guide was written for staff, managers, technicians, permittees, concessionaires, and volunteers— for anyone engaged in activities that could affect the health of a riparian ecosystem. It provides the basic principles and background information needed to carry out a restoration project.
The objectives of the guide are to:
- Create an awareness of riparian values and ecosystems and how they function.
- Show common impacts from recreation.
- Provide examples of planning, design, and restoration techniques.
- Foster an understanding of adapted management and of monitoring concepts.