Watershed/Riparian Committee
Introduction

The SRM Watershed/Riparian Committee (WRC) began as a Board designated Task Group initiated in 1988 by a group of dedicated members committed to addressing emerging issues relative to this critical resource area. It remained a Task Group until 1992 when it was converted to full committee status as the need to give long-term attention to the condition of rangeland watersheds and riparian-wetland areas was recognized as increasingly important. Through periodic reviews, changing membership and flexible governance, this committee remains active and relevant, serving the Society and others in support of the strategic plan, in a manner that is congruent with existing policy and position statements, resolutions and in accordance with the bylaws. More specifically, the WRC focuses attention, knowledge and staff work on watershed and riparian issues as related to rangelands. The committee functions to:


Aerial view of watershed in tall grass prairie
near Eureka, Kansas



Session: Assessment and Monitoring of Lentic Riparian Areas
SRM Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK



Helpful Links

Fact sheets of common eastern Oregon riparian plants: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/range/riparian-plant-fact-sheets
Idaho Plant Materials Center publications: http://plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/idpmc/publications.html
Plant Materials Center riparian publications: http://plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/publications/riparian-pubs.html
Forest Service Fire Effects Information System: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/
Field guide to Intermountain sedges: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr010.html
Field guide to Intermountain rushes: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_int/int_gtr306.html