Design Manual for Riparian Restoration Available
The Sage Grouse Initiative has released a free manual for riparian restoration, Low-Tech, Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes Design Manual. This resource outlines restoration strategies using low-tech tools—simple hand-built structures made from natural materials that have short-term lifespans—to initiate processes that allow Mother Nature to heal itself. It gives practitioners step-by-step instructions for how to plan, design, and build low-tech structures and also lays out 10 principles that guide the whole approach. This restoration is widely applicable for wadeable rural streams and, due to its low cost, large areas.