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  1. Green Island and the Hyporheic Zone: Why Restoration Matters

    Article from the EPA explaining what was learned from an investigation of samples taken over several years from a network of deep wells arrayed across the floodplain at Green island. The findings support the notion that tributary junctions are key both no ...

    WRI - 08/20/2014 - 10:28am

  2. Where Rivers Are Born: The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands

    A report summarizing the scientific basis for understanding the importance of small streams and wetlands to the health of rivers and lakes. ...

    WRI - 04/02/2014 - 12:26pm

  3. The floodplain food web mosaic: A study of its importance to salmon and steelhead with implications for their recovery

    A study quantifying the food webs that sustain rearing salmon and steelhead within a floodplain landscape of the Methow River, Washington, USA, a location where restoration has been proposed to restore side channels in an attempt to recover anadromous fis ...

    WRI - 04/02/2014 - 1:59pm

  4. Setting River Restoration Priorities: a Review of Approaches and a General Protocol for Identifying and Prioritizing Actions

    An analysis of stream restoration approaches and recommendations for prioritizing actions. Article by T. Beechie, G. Pess, and P. Roni, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and G. Giannico, of Oregon State University. 2008 ...

    WRI - 12/20/2013 - 11:34am

  5. Geomorphic and vegetation processes of the Willamette River floodplain, Oregon

    This report summarizes the current ‘state of the science’ regarding present-day floodplain processes in the Willamette and its major tributaries and also identifies knowledge gaps that hinder our ability to set realistic targets for future management and ...

    WRI - 01/06/2014 - 9:46am

  6. When Local Solutions Aren't Enough: A Strategic Funding Partnership to Restore a Large River System

    This article, published in The Foundation Review journal, explains the unique partnership-based funding structure of the Willamette River Initiative and discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by such a model. By Wiley, Pam; Bierly, Ken; Reev ...

    WRI - 01/06/2014 - 9:50am

  7. Closing the Feedback Loop: Evaluation and Adaptation in Collaborative Resource Management

    This sourcebook provides strategies and tools that some collaborative resource management groups have used to systematically evaluate their work and adapt plans and management actions based on what they have learned. By Anne Moote [2013] ...

    WRI - 01/06/2014 - 9:54am

  8. Why Climate Change Makes Riparian Restoration More Important than Ever

    A review of the potential role for riparian restoration to prepare ecological systems for the threats posed by climate change. By Nathaniel E. Seavy, Thomas Gardali, Gregory H. Golet, F. Thomas Griggs, Christine A. Howell, Rodd Kelsey, Stacy L. Small, Jos ...

    WRI - 01/06/2014 - 10:58am

  9. ODFW Willamette Steelhead Genetics Synthesis

    Study identifying the genetic structure of upper Willamette River steelhead, including several recommendations to better understand and reduce potentially negative interactions between hatchery summer steelhead and native upper Willamette River O. mykiss ...

    WRI - 01/07/2014 - 1:47pm

  10. Floodplain Formation and Cottonwood Colonization Patterns on the Willamette

    An analysis of the coevolution of floodplain and riparian forest on the Willamette River using aerial photographs taken between 1936 and 1996. By Dykaar, B. B., and P.J. Wigington, Jr. [2000] ...

    WRI - 01/07/2014 - 1:55pm