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Restoring the Rivers

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the restoration of the rivers of the Klamath region. The Trinity River Restoration Program proposed four river-building processes: water flow, vegetation, channel morphology, ... More


Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is ... More


Trying to Do the Right Thing: Rehabilitation Impacts

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the restoration and rehabilitation of rivers. When applied to rivers, restoration is strictly defined as a return to a close approximation of the river condition before ... More


River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Daniel McCool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, and also narrates the second, ... More


Crumbling Edifice

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning river-restoration movement in the United States and explores its premise, promises, and challenges. Nearly all of America's rivers are developed, dammed, ... More


River City: Urban Riverscapes

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines some urban river restoration projects in the United States, including the history-based project in Richmond, Virginia; the ambitious plans for Boston's Charles River; and the ... More


Net Losses: Habitat and Endangered Species

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the “use” of rivers as valuable habitat for wildlife and endangered species. Rivers are far more than just the source of drinking water for two-thirds of the people in the ... More


The River Commons

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter takes a look at the future and the evolution of a wholly different concept of the way we interact with rivers. In particular, it considers the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and the ... More


Planters, Sawyers, and Snags: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the history of American river development through one of its major proponents, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers is one of the oldest agencies in the ... More


Downstream Dilemma: Water Pollution

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how water pollution diminished the value of American rivers and destroyed their essence as a natural resource. For more than 200 years, rivers in America were used as a ... More


Black Water Rising: The Myth of Flood Control

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how flood control diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. The federal government warns that floods ... More


Policy Frameworks: Scaling Civic Ecology Practices Up and Out

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Three general steps move civic ecology practices from small local innovations to broader policy innovations: giving a label to the phenomenon (in our case “civic ecology”); becoming more effective as ... More


Handout Horticulture: Farming and the Feds

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how agriculture diminished the value of America's rivers as a whole and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. Agriculture consumes 34 percent of America's water, ... More


Adapting to Climate Change

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Aquatic ecosystems are particularly sensitive to climate change due to the high heat capacity of water, the probability of altered thermal regimes, and changes to coupled thermal-hydrological ... More


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