Prioritizing fragmented patches of Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow forests for preservation efforts in Tucson, Arizona.

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Title:
Prioritizing fragmented patches of Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow forests for preservation efforts in Tucson, Arizona.
Author:
Smeltzer, Jenny Louise
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In some cases, preservation priorities and recommendations are based on specific vegetation communities. One example is Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow forests within Pima County, Arizona, which are regarded as critical habitat and protected by the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. However, a prioritized system based on conditions within Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patches may afford greater flexibility to land managers, including selective or incremental preservation, which could accommodate funding challenges. This investigation assessed patches in three watercourses within Tucson, Arizona, and addressed the following questions: Are Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patches exhibiting characteristics related to vigor or decline? Are there significant relationships between patch vigor and channel variables? On-site assessment addressed Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patch characteristics and channel variables. Significant relationships were found between vigor and proximity of primary flow, channel width, and bank treatment. Vigor results were employed to develop recommendations designed to facilitate preservation decisions.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Landscape Architecture.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Environmental Sciences.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Livingston, Margaret

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePrioritizing fragmented patches of Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow forests for preservation efforts in Tucson, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorSmeltzer, Jenny Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmeltzer, Jenny Louiseen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn some cases, preservation priorities and recommendations are based on specific vegetation communities. One example is Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow forests within Pima County, Arizona, which are regarded as critical habitat and protected by the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. However, a prioritized system based on conditions within Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patches may afford greater flexibility to land managers, including selective or incremental preservation, which could accommodate funding challenges. This investigation assessed patches in three watercourses within Tucson, Arizona, and addressed the following questions: Are Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patches exhibiting characteristics related to vigor or decline? Are there significant relationships between patch vigor and channel variables? On-site assessment addressed Fremont Cottonwood-Goodding Willow patch characteristics and channel variables. Significant relationships were found between vigor and proximity of primary flow, channel width, and bank treatment. Vigor results were employed to develop recommendations designed to facilitate preservation decisions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLivingston, Margareten_US
dc.identifier.proquest1420285en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b46711557en_US
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