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Title: The ecology and management of riparian trees in the NRA Anglian region : draft final report
Author: David Harper
Document Type: Monograph
The primary objective of this Operational Investigation was to provide guidelines for the management of riparian trees. The project was initiated because increasing concern about riparian conservation over the past decade had firstly led to an environmentally sympathetic approach to land drainage and flood defence works, and secondly made the financing of conservation works possible within the capital programme. This environmentally sympathetic approach amongst flood defence engineers has inevitably been interpreted in a wide variety of ways by different individuals, and broad guidelines were needed for conservation of existing trees and shrubs during river management operations. Conservation works have, since 1989 or thereabouts, included tree-planting schemes of various sizes, and some guidelines were also needed for this pro-active approach to riparian vegetation. The detailed objectives were as follows: To review the scientific literature on the ecology of riparian trees in order to produce broad conclusions about their role in the overall ecology of rivers so that recommendations produced would have a scientific basis; To survey the tree and flowering plant communities within the Central District of the Anglian Region of NRA in order to determine the frequency and abundance of the species of riparian trees and shrubs present; To carry out investigative work, where gaps appeared to exist in our information, upon the role of riparian trees in the ecology of the river; To ascertain from local authorities and conservation bodies in the Central Area, information held about riparian trees and policies towards them.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Riparian vegetationEcological controlEnvironmental managementNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 100; + references
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