Submitted by Butch Clark
The references below may be helpful in understanding stream dynamics, in planning and conducting projects, and in monitoring stream conditions. These references generally have extensive bibliographies and offer a good starting point for locating additional information. Copies can be obtained through the inter-library loan system or, if available, often at no charge from the research station.
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Bravo C. A., as Ed. (1995) North American Workshop on Monitoring for Ecological Assessment of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, General Technical Report RM-GTR-284, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 305 pages.
Diaz G. E. and Brown T. C. (1997) AQUARIUS: A Modeling System for River Basin Water Allocation, General Technical Report RM-GTR- 299, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 160 pages.
Ffolliott P. F., Baker M. B. Jr., Edminster C. B., Dillon M. C., and Mora K. L. as Tech Coords. (2000) , Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management, Proceedings, RMRS-P-13, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 438 pages.
Finch D. M., Whitney J. C., Kelly J. F., Loftin S. R. as Tech Coords. (1999) Rio Grande Ecosystems: Linking Land, Water, and People; Toward a Sustainable Future of the Middle Rio Grande Basin – Proceedings of Conference, June 2 -5, 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico, RMRS-P-7, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 245 pages. [This is one of the most recent in a series of publications from a five year study of interaction of the ecosystems and human activity of the Middle Rio Grande River Basin.]
Gordon N., as Tech. Coord. (1995) Summary of Technical Testimony in the Colorado Water Division 1 Trial, General Technical Report RM-GTR-270, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 140 pages.
Harrelson C. C., Rawlins, C. L. and Potyondy J. P. (1994) Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique, General Technical Report RM-245, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 61 pages.
Osterkamp W. R. (1999) Runoff and Sediment Yield from Proxy Records: Upper Animas Creek Basin, New Mexico, Research Paper RMS-RP-18, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 50 pages.
Neary D. Ross K. C., Coleman S. S., as Eds (1996) National Hydrology Workshop Proceedings. Phoenix, Arizona – April 27 – May 1, 1992, General Technical Report RM-GTR-279, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 210 pages.
Reid L. M. (1993) Research and Cumulative Water Effects, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-141, USDA – Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, California, 118 pages.
Shaw D. W. and Finch D. M., as Tech. Coords. (1996) Desired Future Conditions for Southwestern Riparian Ecosystems: Bringing Interests and Concerns Together; Conference Proceedings Sept. 18 – 22, 1995, Albuquerque, NM., General Technical Report RM-GTR-272, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 359 pages.
Tellman B., Cortner H. J., Wallace M. G., DeBano L. F., Hamre R. H., as Tech Coords. (1993) Riparian Management: Common Threads and Shared Interests; A Western Regional Conference on River Management Strategies, February 4 – 6, 1993 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, General Technical Report RM-226, USDA – Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colorado, 419 pages.
Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., technical coordinators. 2000. Land Stewardship in the 21st century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings, RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 438 p.
The purpose of this conference was to increase awareness through exploration and evaluation of global, national, and regional perspectives about the potential contributions that watershed management can make to the conservation, sustainable development, and use of natural resources in ecosystem-based land stewardship in the 21st century. The conference consisted of 2 and a half days of synthesis papers. These papers were presented in plenary sessions and prepared by invited speakers from public and private research, management, and educational organizations. Over 50 poster papers complemented the synthesis papers to broaden the conference scope.
Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonlo and Carlos Rodriguez Franco, compilers (1999). North American Science Symposium: Toward a Unified Framework for Inventorying and Monitoring Forest Ecosystem Resources, Guadalajara, Mexico (November 2-6, 1999), Proceedings RMRS-P- 12, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO USA. 533 p.
The general objective of this Symposium was to build on the best science and technology available to assure that the data and information produced in future inventory and monitoring programs are comparable, quality assured, available, and adequate for their intended purposes, thereby providing a reliable framework for characterization, assessment, and management of forest ecosystems in North America. Central to the syntheses delivered in this Symposium was the conclusion that a fundamental improvement in the approaches used for inventorying and monitoring ecosystem resources is required to meet current and future environmental uncertainties. Specific actions were proposed to address these challenges. These strategic actions are described in the last chapter of these proceedings.