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Better Trout Habitat by Christopher Hunter

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Better Trout Habitat - A Guide to Stream Restoration and Management by Christopher J Hunter, Montana Land Reliance
 
Explains the physical, chemical and biological needs of trout, and shows how climate, geology, vegetation and flowing water all help to create trout habitat.
 
Contents:
STREAM RESTORATION: CURRENT INTEREST & HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Restoration - an alternative solution
Historical perspective
Twenty years later - interest again abounds
THE TROUT AND THE STREAM
Salmonid Life Cycles and Life Histories
The Life Cycles and Life Histories of Trout
The Influence of Geography on Salmonid Life Histories
Natural Regulators of Salmonid Population in Streams
Micro habitat and Territoriality
Territory and Energy Efficiency
Physical Components of Salmonid Micro habitat
Micro habitat changes during evening and winter
Habitat suitability criteria and curves
HOW THE STREAM AND ITS VALLEY MAKE TROUT HABITAT
The influence of climate and geology
Gravity, friction and stream channel foundation
Altered states - stream channels out of equilibrium
INVENTORY, MONITORING & EVALUATION
A stream to rehabilitate
Land-use mapping
Stream Channel and In-stream habitat inventories
Stream Habitat inventory measurements
Measuring biological attributes
Monitoring and evaluation
DETERMINING LIMITING FACTORS, DESIGNING AND INITIATING THE PROJECT
What is a limiting factor?
Determining Limiting factors
Project design
Final planning and preparation
Project maintenance and monitoring
Putting it all together
Conclusion
THE ROLE OF FUNCTION OF IN-STREAM STRUCTURES
Dams
Deflectors
Cover
Stream-bank protection / stabilisation
Fences, Livestock Crossings and People gates
Construction materials
STREAMS AFFECTED BY AGRICULTURE
Camp Creek, Oregon
Bear Creek, Oregon
Lawrence Creek, Wisconsin
Irrigation Ditch/Spring Creek, Montana
John Day River, Oregon
Yellow Creek, California
FORESTED STREAMS
Jones Creek, Georgia
Left Branch Young Woman’s Creek, Pennsylvania
Cranberry River, West Virginia
Confederate Gulch, Montana
Little Plover River and Lunch Creek, Wisconsin
URBAN STREAMS
Rapid Creek, South Dakota
West Valley Creek, Pennsylvania
Little Crabby Creek, Pennsylvania
A MISSION TO SET THINGS RIGHT
Seeking a balance between land-use changes and in-stream structures
Why go to this effort? for the trout
The value of Trout-habitat and rehabiliation
 
"In clear detailed and eminently readable prose ... Better Trout habitat provides what we have long needed: a major overview of the theory and practice of modern trout-stream protection, management and restoration. I cannot think of a trout fisherman who would not benefit from reading this book closely" - From the foreword by Nick Lyons, Columnist, Fly Fisherman Magazine.
 
"Finally a book for both the inquisitive sportsman and the professional biologist. The case histories show our streams can improve when we recognise the problem and work together for a solution. Excellent!" Wayne Elmore, Bureau of Land Management.
 
"This book is not about fish per se, it is about understanding and managing streams. It advocates integrating disciplines, thoroughly analysing problems, and planning carefully. It reminds us that ‘stable’ is dynamic" ~ W. Jackson, Chief, Branch Water Operations, National Park Services.
 
ISBN: 9780933280779
 
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