WIT Press


A Comparison Of Two Urban Horticultural Restoration Programs In Arid California

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040101

Volume

73

Pages

12

Published

2004

Size

647 kb

Author(s)

C.A. Rowley & S.E. Craig

Abstract

This paper presents a comparison of successes and failures associated with two urban creek restoration projects in California. Both of these programs were undertaken in response to flood control needs in urbanizing areas. The Temescal Creek effort was initiated nearly 30 years ago while the White Oak Creek program was completed four years ago. Based on success criteria developed by the authors, an explanation for the differential degree of restoration achievement is provided in this paper. This explanation is summarized briefly as being attributable to the following changes in management and scientific practice over the past 30 years. First, the legal basis for achieving successful riparian restoration in California has changed substantially during this time period, including monitoring re

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