Living Streambanks: A Manual of Bioengineering Treatments for Colorado Streams

This bioengineering manual is a compilation of much of the best-available research and industry knowledge on the subject of streambank bioengineering, and has been developed by a team of geomorphologists, hydraulics engineers, river restoration practitioners, restoration ecologists, and others. Our original goal was to create a useful resource for planners, coalitions, designers and practitioners working on post-flood and other river restoration projects throughout Colorado. We hope we have met this goal, and look forward to enhancing the manual over time in response to your input.

Appendix A of the manual includes a field guide to willow and cottonwood restoration techniques. The revegetation matrix is provided as a link (below), and is also available in a searchable database on the CWCB and EWP websites (see links below).

Follow these links to the relevant resources:
Bioengineering Manual

Revegetation Matrix

Colorado Water Conservation Board:
http://cwcb.state.co.us/environment/watershed-protection-restoration/Pages/main.aspx

Emergency Watershed Protection Website (Technical Assistance Team page):
https://coloradoewp.com/colorado-ewp-program-guidance

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