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dc.contributor.authorNelson, L. R.
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-06T03:14:56Z
dc.date.available2010-12-06T03:14:56Z
dc.date.issued1981
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2953
dc.description.abstractThis study examines use options for the lower Ashley riverbed which are consistent with its flood discharge function. The project has four main aims: (i) to identify institutional arrangements and natural characteristics which prescribe present and potential uses; (ii) to propose an alternative design channel to improve riverbed stability; (iii) to present a range of use options for the riverbed; and, (iv) to evaluate tangible costs and benefits of each option. Areas and conditions for the use options are derived by assuming the alternative channel design is adopted. Six options for use of the riverbed are investigated: (i) continuation of the status quo; (ii) increased grazing; (iii) harvest of the present stand of merchantable timber; (iv) production of smallwood; (v) production of peelers; and (vi) establishment of indigenous forest. It is shown that the riverbed has a production potential much greater than its present productivity. In conclusion a multiple use management policy is proposed. This recommends a combination of recreation areas, production forestry, and grazing.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectAshley Riveren
dc.subjectriverbedsen
dc.subjectmultiple use managementen
dc.subjectnatural resource managementen
dc.subjectland useen
dc.titleUse options for the lower Ashley riverbeden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorSharp, Basil
lu.thesis.supervisorHayward, John
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen


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