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5 techniques. In addition to the techniques, special topics were D. Selection and Specification of Plant Materials developed and prepared. The final report includes selection criteria and available resources for locating plant materials. Extensive and detailed A. Technique Descriptions information on plant materials suitable for different climatic, soil, and local site conditions can be found in appendices to Design guidelines for each technique were finalized. Most some of the publications noted in Chapter 3, Literature of the guidelines include rules for selection criteria, materi- Review and Evaluation. als needed, construction specifications, detail drawings in .dwg (AutoCAD) and .dgn (MicroStation) formats, photos and other images, .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) project case studies TASK 5--PREPARATION OF (if available), and source references. SUPPORTING TOOLS Task 5 primarily involved designing and drafting the sup- B. Critical Evaluation of Stream porting technical drawings in both .dwg and .dgn formats. Classification Systems Construction specifications for the techniques were finalized at this time. This task also included development, collection, The research included a review and evaluation of stream and formatting of photographs, charts, tables, figures, and classification systems as a possible tool for stream restoration other visual material. This material was used throughout the and technique selection/design. In this regard several differ- final report, the final CD product, and the expert system soft- ent types of classification systems, such as Buffington and ware program. Montgomery (1997) or the various Channel Evolution Mod- els (Simon, 1989; Schumm, et al. 1984), were considered. Finally, the simple system developed by Brice and Blodgett TASK 6--FINAL REPORT (1978) for application to transportation infrastructure issues The final report is supplemented with a CD-ROM that is in the river environment was adopted. attached into a sleeve on this report cover. This report is a synthesis of the information provided on the accompanying C. Case Study Descriptions CD-ROM. It includes technical information, the list of tech- niques, and instructions on how to use the technique selection Important case studies from the literature, from field site system. The full specifications, technical drawings in .dgn visits, from reports and discussions with state highway agen- and .dwg formats, design considerations, the rule-based tech- cies, and from the personal experience of team members nique selection system, and supporting documentation, such were selected for inclusion in the final report. as case studies and photos, are on the accompanying CD.