Introduction to Low-Tech PBR of Riverscapes
We first introduced low-tech process-based restoration (PBR) by defining it and talking about:
- the primary impairment it addresses: structurally-starved riverscapes
- the primary processes promoted with low-tech PBR: wood accumulation and beaver dam activity
- the typicaly structures used to reverse structural starvation
We then transitioned into the bigger background problem and scope, and the core principles of low-tech PBR:
This introduction corresponds to the first two chapters from the Low-Tech PBR Design Manual:
- Wheaton JM, Bennett SN, Bouwes N, Maestas J, and Shahverdian S (Editors). 2019. Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes: Design Manual. Version 1.0. Utah State University Wheaton Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab. Logan, UT.