Alameda Creek Watershed Historical Ecology Study

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Alameda Creek Watershed Historical Ecology Study

Authored by San Francisco Estuary Institute, Bronwen Stanford, Robin Grossinger, Julie Beagle, Ruth Askevold, Robert Leidy, Erin Beller, Micha Salomon, Chuck Striplen, Alison Whipple

What did the third largest watershed emptying into San Francisco Bay look like in prior centuries? What can the past teach us about designing future landscapes? The Alameda Creek Watershed Historical Ecology Study explores these questions by reconstructing the historical stream and vegetation patterns of the Alameda Creek watershed prior to significant Euro-American modification. The study synthesizes hundreds of historical data sources to create a picture of the historical landscape and explore the implications for contemporary management. Richly illustrated, the report weaves together historical maps, travelers' accounts, and photographs to reconstruct early Alameda Creek and the surrounding watershed and document its physical transformation over the past two centuries. A special chapter describes the native fish assemblages and function of different stream and wetland environments.
The project was funded by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Alameda County Flood Control District, with additional contributions by Zone 7 Water Agency, and the Alameda County Water District. The Alameda County Resource Conservation District served as a fiscal sponsor and research partner.

Publication Date:
0615793398 / 9780615793399
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Science / Environmental Science

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