Technical Bulletin No. 0775: Assessing Effects of Timber Harvest on Riparian Zone Features and Functions for Aquatic and Wildlife Habitat

The relative effectiveness of different management prescriptions for streamside management areas and buffers is an important area of study. Effective and efficient monitoring tools are needed to assess whether streamside management areas are achieving water-quality and wildlife habitat goals. A pilot project was conducted on industrial forest lands in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to evaluate and refine field methods of assessing riparian functions.