Entering the watershed: A new approach to save America's river ecosystems
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Entering the Watershed is the product of a two-year project established by the Pacific Rivers Council to develop new federal riverine protection and restoration policy alternatives. The project grew out of the widely held conviction that river conservation nationwide is losing the battle with river degredation and that existing legislation and policies are inadequate to reverse the trend. Entering the Watershed recommends a comprehensive new approach to river protection based on principles of watershed dynamics, ecosystem function, and conservation biology-a nationwide, strategic community-and ecosystem-based watershed restoration initiative.