• Stream Processes for Watershed Stewards

      Zaimes, George; Emanuel, Rober; Natural Resources & the Environment, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-08)
      Stream Processes for Watershed Stewards describes the basic concepts, processes and features of streams in Arizona and in general. The is designed as a tool for land owners, managers, and others to learn about the physical, chemical and biological attributes of streams as they evolve. These concepts can then be applied to better stream management.
    • Understanding Arizona's Riparian Areas

      Zaimes, George; Nichols, Mary; Green, Douglas; Crimmins, Michael; Natural Resources & the Environment, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2007-08)
      Riparian areas occupy less than 2% of the arid Western United States. Their importance is disproportionate to the small area they occupy because of their multiple use applications. Riparian areas provide recreational amenities, habitat and travel corridors for wildlife, livestock grazing areas and influence water quality and quantity. In Arizona, as in many other states, there is a need to provide science-based educational publications to inform the public on riparian areas. In this publications the information will focus on: 1) the definition, importance and characterization of riparian areas 2) hydrologic, geomorphic, climatic, and biological processes in riparian areas, and 3) human alterations to riparian areas. This information is essential for land-managers and the general public to manage properly or restore healthy riparian areas.