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dc.contributor.authorMaestas, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorConner, Shawn
dc.contributor.authorZeedyk, Bill
dc.contributor.authorNeeley, Betsy
dc.contributor.authorRondeau, Renee
dc.contributor.authorSeward, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorWith, Liz
dc.contributor.authorMurph, Rachel
dc.coverage.spatialGunnison River Watershed (Colo.)
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-26T13:39:53Z
dc.date.available2018-07-26T13:39:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.descriptionMay 2018.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Gully erosion and channel incision are widespread problems reducing the function and resilience of wet meadows and riparian areas. The loss of natural water storage capacity in these systems is of concern in low-precipitation areas where wet-mesic areas represent a small fraction of the landscape but are disproportionately important to wildlife and livestock. This technical note provides conservation practitioners with information on simple yet effective "Zeedyk" restoration techniques. The emphasis here is on structures that can be built by hand to address shallow headcuts or small incised channels (< 4 ft deep) impacting meadows and low-to-moderate gradient (< 3% slope) intermittent/ephemeral drainages in sagebrush rangelands. The note provides examples and lessons learned from partners in the Gunnison Climate Working Group who have been implementing a landscape-scale project using these techniques in the Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado. The note provides information and references to help practitioners identify opportunities, prioritize treatments, and design projects in similar watersheds across the West.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/190001
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalU.S. Department of Agriculture
dc.relation.ispartofPublications - Colorado Natural Heritage Program
dc.relation.ispartofRange technical note; no. 40
dc.subjectrestoration
dc.subjectmeadows
dc.subjectsagebrush rangelands
dc.subjectgully erosion
dc.subjectnatural water storage
dc.subjectZeedyk structure
dc.titleHand-built structures for restoring degraded meadows in sagebrush rangelands: examples and lessons learned from the Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado
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