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Resident Participation in Watershed Management: Preference for Riparian Landscapes, Attitudes, and Behaviors- Case Study of Cedar River Watershed, Washington
Lower Cedar River Basin is an urban watershed that shares the problem of urbanization and flooding with many other riparian ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Restoration of the watershed is not only beneficial to the ecological health of the River, but to the flood mitigation of private riverfront properties. Therefore, ...
Perceived Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Livelihoods in the Padampokhari Village on the Parsa Wildlife Reserve Buffer Zone, Nepal
Livelihoods in rural communities in Nepal depend on the condition of local natural resources. Rural communities are especially vulnerable to climate change because of their ecological fragility and economic marginality, which in turn limit their adaptive capacity. There is a pressing need to understand the impacts of climate ...
Toward a framework for evaluating civic environmental stewardship in the Green-Duwamish watershed, WA
This thesis explores civic environmental stewardship and its ecological impacts, using the Green-Duwamish watershed as a case study. This study 1) characterizes environmental stewardship activity in the watershed; and 2) evaluates the effectiveness of ecological monitoring on environmental stewardship sites in measuring and ...