Setting River Restoration Priorities: a Review of Approaches and a General Protocol for Identifying and Prioritizing Actions

Beechie, T., G. Pess, P. Roni and G. Giannico

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A well-crafted restoration goal identifies the biological objective of restoration, addresses underlying causes of habitat change, and recognizes that social, economic, and land use objectives may constrain restoration options. Once restoration goals are identified, one of six general approaches can be selected for prioritizing restoration actions: project type, refugia, decision support systems, single-species analysis, multispecies analysis, and cost effectiveness. Prioritizing by project type, refugia, or a decision support system requires the least quantitative information, and each approach is relatively easy to use.

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Peer-reviewed Article

North American Journal of Fisheries Management