Demonstration projects and long-term considerations associated with saltcedar and Russian olive control and riparian restoration: Chapter 8

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Abstract

Whereas the primary intent of this document is to provide the science assessment called for under The Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act (“the Act”), a secondary purpose is to provide a common background for applicants to develop prospective demonstration projects. Conducting demonstration projects is a second phase of the Act for which funds have not yet been appropriated. This chapter begins with discussion of possible approaches to demonstration projects. Many of the data gaps and future research needs that have been highlighted in other chapters of this report could be effectively addressed within the context of carefully designed demonstration projects. Such a project was recently undertaken along the middle Rio Grande, a description of which is included below. Finally, a discussion of several long-term considerations is presented in this chapter, both in the context of demonstration projects and more generally in the context of long-term management strategies for saltcedar and Russian olive along rivers in the Western United States.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Demonstration projects and long-term considerations associated with saltcedar and Russian olive control and riparian restoration: Chapter 8
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act Science Assessment (Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5247)
First page 137
Last page 143