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Entering the Watershed : A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems - Robert Doppelt

Entering the Watershed

A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems

Paperback Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9781559632751
Number Of Pages: 504

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Entering the Watershed is the product of a two-year project established by the Pacific Rivers Council to develop new federal riverine protection and restoration policy alternatives. It recommends a comprehensive new approach to river protection based on principles of watershed dynamics, ecosystem function, and conservation biology -- a nationwide, strategic community- and ecosystem-based watershed restoration initiative. The book: describes in detail the existing level of damage to rivers and species analyzes flaws and gaps in existing policy provides the framework necessary to develop new policies outlines the scientific underpinnings and management strategies needed in new policy makes specific policy proposals

Defining the Terms
Executive Summary
The Hidden Crisisp. 1
Riverine Systems: The Stepchild of Environmental Effortsp. 7
Recommendations for a New Community- and Ecosystem-Based Watershed Restoration Approachp. 33
Recommendations for New National Riverine Policy Goals and Strategiesp. 71
Recommendations for Federal Landsp. 89
Recommendations for Private Landsp. 103
Recommendations for a Comprehensive Solutionp. 115
Concluding Thoughts on Entering the Watershedp. 125
Appendixes: The Failure of Existing Riverine Protection and Restoration Policies and Programs
Appendix A: Riverine Management on Federal Lands Under Existing Resource Protection and Management Statutesp. 135
Overview of Federal Landsp. 135
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968p. 136
The Clean Water Actp. 152
The Endangered Species Act of 1973p. 181
Federal Hydroelectricity and Water Impoundment Authorityp. 193
The Northwest Power Act and the Columbia River Basin: An Attempt to Restore an Entire Riverine Systemp. 205
Mining and Riverine Protection on Federal Landsp. 211
State Laws Affecting Federal-Land Riverine Systems and Biodiversityp. 225
Appendix B: Riverine System and Biodiversity Management by the Federal Land Management Agenciesp. 231
United States Forest Service Management of Riverine Systems and Biodiversityp. 231
Bureau of Land Management Riverine Systems and Biodiversity Managementp. 264
Watershed as a Multiple Use on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Landsp. 284
National Park Service Riverine Managementp. 289
Fish and Wildlife Service Riverine Managementp. 303
The National Wilderness-Preservation System and Riverine System Managementp. 313
Federal Requirements for Cumulative Impact Analysis and Interagency Coordinationp. 319
Riverine Systems and Biodiversity on Native American Landsp. 327
Appendix C: Federal Policies and Programs Affecting Rivers that Flow Through Private Landsp. 329
Private-Land Riverine Policies Requiring Congressional Actionp. 329
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968p. 330
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Areap. 334
Other Federal Programs and Policies with Implications for Private-Land Riversp. 338
Nonpoint-Source Pollution Controls and Wetlands Protection Under the Clean Water Actp. 338
National Flood Insurance Programp. 342
Coastal Zone Management Actp. 345
Overall Summaryp. 349
Appendix D: State and Local Riverine Conservation Policiesp. 351
State Riverine Protection Programs on Private Landsp. 351
State Forest Practices Actsp. 351
Wetlands Lawsp. 354
Puget Sound Water Quality Authorityp. 355
State Wild and Scenic River Programsp. 356
State River Programs Limited by Federal Policiesp. 358
State Efforts at Cooperative Watershed Planningp. 359
Cooperative Local Approaches to Riverine Managementp. 362
Merrimack Riverp. 363
Mattole Riverp. 364
Upper Mississippi Riverp. 365
Limitations of Local Approachesp. 367
Overall Summaryp. 368
Notesp. 369
Bibliographyp. 429
About the Authorsp. 447
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9781559632751
ISBN-10: 1559632755
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.7