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Sharon Moran

A stream in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Guess whether upstream areas were recently urbanized.

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What do we want in our watersheds?

Stream restoration projects are multiplying faster than mayflies in springtime, yet many critical questions about this complex endeavor remain unexplored. What, exactly, is being restored – the stream itself? The land use practices in the watershed? Or the community’s relationship to the stream? My research examines the political construction of stream restoration initiatives, as well as their policy implications.

  • Moran, Sharon. 2010. “Cities, Creeks, and Erasure: Stream Restoration and Environmental Justice,” forthcoming, Environmental Justice.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2007. Stream Restoration Projects: A Critical Analysis of Urban Greening. Local Environment 12(2): 111-128.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2003. Stream Restoration as a Seminar Theme: Opportunities for Synthesis and Integration. Journal of Geography, January/February 2003.