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Integrated Approaches to Riverine Resource Stewardship:
Case Studies, Science, Law, People, and Policy

By Allan Locke & 9 other authors
Instream Flow Council

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430 pages || casebound || ISBN: 978-0-9716743-2-5


Integrated Approaches to Riverine Resource Stewardship: Case Studies, Science, Law, People, and Policy provides a detailed description of several case studies of riverine ecosystem management throughout North America as well as several other related topics. In addition to the detailed descriptions of 8 specific case studies, you will also find examples of monitoring techniques and adaptive environmental assessment and management. Additionally there is a comprehensive discussion of advancing the state-of-the-practice for instream flow studies. One of the most important aspects of riverine resource management is the law and there is a complete chapter devoted to an in-depth discussion on the legal tools for instream flow protection for many states and provinces at both the state / provincial and federal levels. And finally, there is guidance on training and some suggestions on research needs.

The Authors

Allan Locke has been a fisheries habitat biologist with the Province of Alberta for more than 27 years. He is currently the Instream Flow Specialist for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division. Allan has been involved with instream flow management since 1981 and helped to establish the Fish and Wildlife Division's instream flow program. He served on the Instream Flow Council Executive Committee as the first Director of Region 5 (Canadian Provinces) from 1998 to 2000. From 2004 to 2006 he served as the President of the Instream Flow Council.

Clair Stalnaker has been a key player in the instream flow arena for over 30 years—in research, method development and implementation, and policy. He organized and served as leader of the Cooperative Instream Flow Service Group (and various subsequent titles) under the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Geological Survey. Now retired, he was a senior scientist with the U.S.G.S. where he was chief of the River Systems Management Section, Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, Fort Collins Colorado. He earlier served as Assistant Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife Science (1966 to 1976) and as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Utah State University and more recently as Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Earth Resources and Fisheries and Wildlife at Colorado State University. He has served on national ad international technical advisory committees and task forces and authored numerous publications focusing on the instream flow aspects of water allocation and river management. He served on National Research Council committees reporting on “Water Transfers in the West: Efficiency, Equity, and the Environment” and “Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River Basin”. He presently is serving as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Trinity River Restoration Program, California.

Sandra Zellmer is a Professor of Law and McCollum Research Chair at the University of Nebraska College of Law where she teaches water law, natural resources law, environmental law, torts, and related courses.  She is also a co-director of the University’s Water Resources Research Initiative, an interdisciplinary educational and research effort.  She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a member scholar of both the Center for Progressive Reform and the Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and an associate member of the Resilience Alliance, a multidisciplinary research group exploring the dynamics of complex adaptive systems.  She has been designated a Senior Specialist (Roster Candidate) with the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  Professor Zellmer has also served as the Chair of the Committee on Marine Resources for the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy and Resources.  Sandra has published a casebook, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (Thomson/West 2006), with Professors Laitos, Cole, and Wood, as well as numerous articles and commentary on water conservation and use, biodiversity, public lands, constitutional law, and cultural resources. 

Kathleen Williams has served as the IFC's Executive Director since 2005. Prior to that she spent five years as Water Resources Program Manager at Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and four years as water policy staff to the Montana Legislature. She has worked in natural resource management and water policy for 25 years throughout the U.S. West and in Washington DC. She holds a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley and M.S. from Colorado State University.

Hal Beecher is the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s instream flow program coordinator and has been the representative to the Instream Flow Council since its inception in 1998.  Among other things, his duties have included recommending and advocating instream flows, conducting, reviewing, and evaluating instream flow studies, development of agency instream flow policy, review of water legislation, and review of water right applications. He has conducted and published research on relationships among flow, fish, and habitat.  After testing hydraulic and habitat models in IFIM, he developed alternative instream flow analysis techniques. He was one of the authors of the Instream Flow Council’s book, Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship.  He served as Instream Flow Council regional director for western states, and served as IFC president from April 2006-October 2008.

Todd Richards has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife since 1992.  His primary responsibilities include statewide fish community assessment and setting restoration priorities using the results of fish community surveys.  His educational background includes a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine and an M.S. in Fisheries Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Cindy Robertson has been a fisheries biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for more than 24 years.  Her work experience includes fisheries management, water rights review and adjudication proceedings, and water quality assessments and TMDL reviews.  Additionally, she has worked on aquatic habitat and riparian assessments, instream flow assessments and recommendations, aquifer recharge management efforts, and most recently, hydroelectric project licensing reviews.  Her work has afforded her the opportunity to interact with a broad cross-section of people and water interests throughout the state.  Cindy earned a B.S. degree in Fish and Wildlife Resources from Montana State University and an M.S. in Fisheries Management from the University of Idaho.  Cindy also was the IFC Director for Region 1 (western states) from 2000-2002.

Alan Wald is a licensed hydrogeologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He provides technical assistance on instream flow, hydropower, and field research projects for the Science Division. Recent projects include storage project evaluations for watershed planning, water right reviews, and a white paper on high flows for instream flow recommendations.  He recently organized a workshop on high flows and instream flow issues for the Instream Flow Council 2008 conference. Alan has worked on river studies, bridge scour, and erosion control projects for the Washington Department of Transportation.  He has also provided expertise in surface water and groundwater resources management for the Washington Department of Ecology, Water Resources Program.  He began his professional career as a hydrologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters.

Andrew Paul has been working as an aquatic ecologist within western Canada for 18 years.  His work has encompassed the fields of conservation biology, community restoration, non-native species invasions, population ecology and river ecology.  Andrew believes strongly in using quantitative techniques to aid in understanding ecological patterns or processes and has worked with the Theoretical Population Dynamics Group (University of Amsterdam), the Fisheries Centre (University of British Columbia) and continues to collaborate with theoretical ecologists at the universities of Alberta and Calgary.  Currently, Andrew works as the Provincial Instream Flow Needs Biologist for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division.

Tom Annear is the instream flow supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Cheyenne. He has been involved with instream flow management since 1981 and helped establish the Game and Fish Department's instream flow program. He chaired the IFC steering committee from 1995 to 1998 and served as the first president of the IFC from 1998 to 2000.

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