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Riparian Restoration Planning

The thought of managing invasive species across a broad landscape can be an intimidating one, especially given finite human and financial resources.  Fortunately, innovative land managers, scientists, and watershed partnership groups, have worked to develop a number of planning, prioritization, and funding tools that can aid in restoration on a local, regional or landscape-scale.  The resources listed in this section provide planning and development considerations, describe goal setting and prioritization, landscape-scale partnership development, funding considerations and resources, and project management considerations. 


Riparian Restoration Planning

  • A Guide to Enhancing Rivers, Streams and Desert Washes for Birds and Other Wildlife. Produced by Tucson Audubon Society, Audubon Arizona, and Arizona Game and Fish.
  •   Individual people are responsible for creating the trash that clogs our waterways, and it’s often up to individual people to clean that trash up. Hosting a river cleanup project in your area is a great way to not only improve the health... Read More
  • Landscape conservation design (LCD) is a collaborative, inter-disciplinary planning process that integrates societal values and multi-sector interests with the best available social and natural sciences to assess vulnerabilities, risks, and opportunities... Read More

Planning & Development

Goal Setting & Prioritization



Project Management

Other Considerations

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.