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    • Putting a Price Tag on Water: an Ecosystem Services Valuation for Water Rights in Washington 

      Gustanski, Julie Ann (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-05-15)
      Gustanski will discuss putting a pricetag on water rights. She will describe the development of an ecosystem services model.
    • Ranking of Estuarine Habitat Restoration Priorities Final Report 

      Coastal Resources Alliance; UW Olympic Natural Resources Center (2007-06-05)
    • A Rapid Land Cover Classification Method for Use in Urban Watershed Analysis 

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Hill, Kristina; Botsford, Erik; Booth, Derek B. (University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003-03)
      Because of the profound effect of urban development on aquatic systems, characterizing the land cover of a region is critical for a variety of resource management applications. In the Pacific Northwest, this characterization ...
    • Reality Check: Opportunities and Challenges in the World of Wetland and Stream Restoration 

      Crandell, Caren; Luiting, Victoria; Stanley, Stephen (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-11-03)
      The speakers will present a guide to implementing watershed approaches: 1. Do you have clear goals and can you stick to them? 2. Go get data on basin hydrology, hydraulics, geomorph and biology.3. Put the basin first, ...
    • Recent Efforts by States to Incentivize Working Forests 

      Murray, Sarah (2005-11-03)
      Many states are using property tax reductions and the purchase of conservation easements to encourage landowners to maintain forestland and ease development pressures. This summary excludes those programs. A few states ...
    • Reclaimed Water -- Is it Worth it? 

      Fox, Tom (University of Washington Water Center, 2006-10-31)
      Fox will discuss the following questions: 1. What is reclaimed water? 2. Why do we care? 3. What should we care about? He will ask: What problems are we trying to solve? Is the proposed solution the right one for the ...
    • Reclaiming the Water and Reclaimed Water's Part 

      Hirschey, Steve; Buscher, Mark (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-10-06)
      Steve Hirschey and Mark Buscher, both with King County, will provide an overview of reclaimed water: What it is and its benefits. They will describe where it is being produced and how it is being used locally. They will ...
    • Recolonization of the Cedar River, Washington, by Anadromous Fish: Build It and They Will Come 

      Kiffney, Peter (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-02-14)
      Kiffney will discuss the dispersal, colonization patterns, and reproductive success of anadromous fish in native habitats. He will review the ecological effects of anadromous fish on populations, communities, and ecosystems. ...
    • Reenvisioning Water Jurisdictions and Value in Our Puget Sound Watersheds 

      Batker, David (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-02-24)
      Batker will discuss the social benefits of water in the Puget Sound. He will set the stage by reviewing economic background conditions, and then move on to propose a new way of considering ecological economics in this ...
    • Regional Planning, Policy, and Floodplain Science Introduction 

      Kaje, Janne; Wait, Micah (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-04-13)
      Janne Kaje will provide a brief introduction to the three-week series on salmon recovery planning, policy, science and implementation. The setting for the series is the Snoqualmie Watershed in eastern King County, where ...
    • Regional, Synchronous Field Determination of Summertime Stream Temperatures in Western Washington 

      Booth, Derek (University of Washignton Water Center, 2001)
      Cold-water fisheries can be strongly affected by elevated summertime stream temperatures. The determinants of stream temperature are relatively well understood in the abstract, but their quantification in any given watershed ...
    • Regional-Scale Riparian Vegetation Changes: a Contributor to Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Issues? 

      Roberts, Mindy (University of Washington Water Center, 2005-02-17)
      Roberts will discuss riparian vegetation changes, and how these may contribute to Hood Canal's dissolved oxygen issues. She will present historical evidence of the shift in plants, based on pollen evidence in Lake Washington. ...
    • Regulatory Effectiveness Monitoring for Developing Rural Areas: Assessing King County's Critical Areas Ordinance 

      Lucchetti, Gino (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-05-20)
      Lucchetti will present an overview of King County monitoring and regulation programs. Specifically, he will discuss plans to assess the effectiveness of the county's efforts. He will move on to: 1. Explain the Critical ...
    • Reproductive Success of Colonizing Chinook and Coho Salmon 

      Anderson, Joseph H. (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-10-20)
      Joseph Anderson will begin with a brief history of efforts to colonize Chinook salmon, as well as some alternative hypotheses. Next, he will present a research project that examined the success of Chinook and coho salmon ...
    • Research on Streamside Issues Through the Wood Compatibility Initiative 

      Bolton, Susan; Berman, Cara H. (University of Washington Water Center, 2002-11)
      Through the Wood Compatibility Initiative (WCI), the Center for Streamside Studies at the University of Washington has undertaken a series of research efforts addressing production and protection of forest, fish, wildlife, ...
    • Response of Wildlife to Riparian Habitat 

      Manuwal, David A. (University of Washington Water Center, 2006-10-10)
      Manuwal will provide an introduction to riparian habitat, including its functions for wildlife. He will discuss how major concerns over the effects of harvesting and grazing has led to restoration efforts. Finally, he will ...
    • Review of the TFW Monitoring Program: Watershed-Scale Monitoring Pilot Project (Draft) (Schuett-Hames, 1999) 

      Sibley, Thomas; Bolton, Susan; Conquest, Loveday; Edwards, Rick; Fox, Martin J.; Gove, Nancy; Mode, Nicolle; Montgomery, David R.; O'Neal, Jennifer; Scholz, Jenna; Wall, Leslie (University of Washington Water Center, 1999-07)
      Forested landscapes in Washington State are managed by a state forest practice management system that includes Washington forest practice rules, Watershed Analyses and landowner landscape plans. One objective of the ...
    • Riparian Conversion Monitoring Data Collection Protocols 

      Shellberg, Jeffrey (University of Washington Water Center, 1999-01)
      This fact sheet introduces riparian conversion monitoring. As more and more riparian habitat restoration projects are developed, there is an increased need to monitor the effectiveness of these projects. Therefore, ...
    • Riparian Soils: a Literature Review 

      Mikkelsen, Kerri; Vesho, Ilir (University of Washington Water Center, 2000-03)
      This literature review covers a variety of factors that contribute to riparian soils. These factors include water, geomorphic processes, coarse woody debris, litterfall and decomposition, nutrient dynamics, and red alder. ...
    • The Role of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Water Resources Planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Part 1) 

      Vano, Julie (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-02-17)
      Managing water resources for flood damage protection, irrigation, reliable navigation on riverways, and other services is an important function of federal water resource agencies. To determine whether programs are implemented, ...