A Review of Stage 0 Restoration Practices in California and Oregon

In this document, the authors identify floodplain restoration projects in California and Oregon that aim to restore stream reaches to stage 0, which is a phase of stream evolution that is hypothesized to have been widespread throughout the Pacific Northwest prior to European settlement. The authors describe the restoration techniques, summarize attributes of the projects, and compare monitoring methods for evaluating outcomes. Restoration actions ranged from building human-made beaver dams to using bulldozers and backhoes to level out landscapes.

Authors: Charlie Schneider, Rebecca Flitcroft, Guillermo Giannico

Schneider, C., Flitcroft, R., Giannico, G.
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11 pages