15. River Floodplain Restoration Experiments Offer a Window into the Past

  1. John A. Wiens6,7,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward8,9,
  3. Hugh D. Safford10,11 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen12
  1. Ramona O. Swenson1,2,
  2. Richard J. Reiner3,
  3. Mark Reynolds4 and
  4. Jaymee Marty5

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch15

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Swenson, R. O., Reiner, R. J., Reynolds, M. and Marty, J. (2012) River Floodplain Restoration Experiments Offer a Window into the Past, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 6

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 7

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 8

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 9

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 10

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 11

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 12

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardno ENTRIX, 701 University Ave., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825, USA

  2. 2

    The Nature Conservancy of California, Cosumnes River Preserve, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA 95632, USA

  3. 3

    The Nature Conservancy, 500 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928, USA

  4. 4

    The Nature Conservancy, 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

  5. 5

    The Nature Conservancy, 555 Capitol Ave., Suite 1290, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • river floodplain restoration, window into the past, the “accidental forest”;
  • functional ecosystem restoration, shaping historical/future trajectories;
  • Cosumnes River habitat restoration;
  • hypothesis on flooding, reassembly of historical riparian community;
  • newly flooded habitat and wildlife, small fish into flooded forests;
  • hydrologic events and integrity of aquatic, geomorphic/ecological outcomes;
  • inundation activating functional floodplain, and riparian plant communities;
  • bird varieties, diverse structures and riparian birds and nesting-success;
  • the Cosumnes floodplain, inundation for spawning/foraging fish;
  • assisted-floodplain ecosystems, diverse ecology and species communities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cosumnes River Habitat Restoration

  • Ecological Responses

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References