Use of Standardized Visual Assessments of Riparian and Stream Condition to Manage Riparian Bird Habitat in Eastern Oregon

@article{Cooke2009UseOS,
  title={Use of Standardized Visual Assessments of Riparian and Stream Condition to Manage Riparian Bird Habitat in Eastern Oregon},
  author={Hilary A. Cooke and Steve Zack},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={173-184}
}
  • H. CookeS. Zack
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
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