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Publications and Resources
Armor, C. S. (1976). Depressant Effect of Light on Drifting Behavior of Ephemeroptera Nymphs in a Mountain Stream. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Boggs, C. J. (2001). Reproductive biology of Dudleya cymosa subsp. cymosa (Crassulaceae), a native Californian succulent. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Boze, M. J. (1991). The Nature of Bidwell Park. 77 pp.
California Department of Fish and Game. (1993, December). Habitat Survey - Big Chico Creek, Butte County. OfficeMemorandum. Department of Fish and Game Environmental Services Division Stream Evaluation Program.
California Department of Fish and Game. (1998, June). A status review of the spring run Chinook salmon(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Sacramento River Drainage. Report to the Fish and Game Commission. Candidate Species Status Report 98-01.
CH2M Hill, (1993), Assessment of Big Chico Creek Salmon and Steelhead Production. Report prepared for the city of Chico, M&T Chico Ranch, and Parrott Ranch. CH2M Hill, 2525 Airpark Drive, Redding California.
Castle, S. J. (1979). Laboratory Investigations of Two Species of Stoneflies (Plecoptera). M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Grant, G. C. (1992). Selected Life History Aspects of Sacramento Squawfish and Hardhead Minnows in Pine Creek, Tehama County, California. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Guyton, J. W. and F. L. DeCourten. (1978). Introduction to the Geology of Bidwell Park. Univ. Foundation, CSU, Chico.
Jennings, M.R. (1996). Status of Amphibians. Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress, vol. II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options (Davis, University of California, Centers for Water and Wildland Resources. pp. 921-944.
Jewett, S. G. (1959). The Stoneflies of the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State Monogr. Stud. Ent. 3: 1-95.
Kainu, M. W. (1974). Zonation and Distribution of Acroneuria (Plecoptera) in Big Chico Creek, California. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Lubcke, G. M. 2004. Habitat use and population structure of the western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) in Big Chico Creek, Butte Co., California. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Lubcke, G. M. and D.S. Wilson. Variation in shell morphology of the western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata Baird and Girard) from three aquatic habitats in northern California. Journal of Herpetology (submitted).
Madux, D E. (1952). A Study of the Dobsonflies (Megaloptera) of the Chico, California Area. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Maslin, P. E. (1993). A Natural History of Chico's Creeks. CSU, Chico.
Mitchell Swanson and Associates. (1994, November 9). Hydrology Management Plans for Big Chico Creek, One- and Five-Mile Dam Facilities and Lindo Channel. Report Prepared for the City of Chico by Mitchell Swanson and Associates, 2739 Marshall Way, Sacramento, CA.
Oswald, V. H. (1986). Vascular Plants of Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, California. Studies From the Herbarium. CSU, Chico. 98 pp.
Oswald, V. H. and L. Ahart (1994). Manual of the Vascular Plants of Butte County, California. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA.
Oswald, V. H. (2002). Selected plants of Northern California and adjacent Nevada. California. Studies From the Herbarium, No. 11. CSU, Chico. 451 pp.
Ottinger, C. A. (1989). Composition and Production of a Riffle Insect Community in a Northern California Stream. M.S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Penland, D. R. (1953). A Detailed Study of the Life Cycle and Respiratory System of a New Species of Western Dobsonfly, Neohermes aridus, Maddux. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Phipps, W. H. (1988). A Low Flow Analysis of Lindo Channel Regarding Anadromous Salmonids. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Roberts, J. L. (1989). A Study of Giardia in Four Major Bodies of Water Used for Public Recreation in Butte County. M. S Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Ryley, W. E. (1974). Hydrology and geochemistry of Big Chico Creek. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Sawyer, J. O. and T. Keeler-Wolf (1995). A Manual of California Vegetation. California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA.
Short, R. A. (1976). Food Web Consequences of Leaf Litter Processing by the Stream Detritivore, Pteronarcys californica (Plecoptera). M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Travanti, L. (1990). The Effects of Piscicidal Treatment on the Fish Community of a Northern California Stream. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1995, May 9). Working Paper on Restoration Needs; Habitat Restoration Actions to Double Natural Production of Anadromous Fish in the Central Valley of California. Vols. 1-3. Prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the direction of the Anadromous Fish Restoration Core Group. Stockton, CA.
Williams, D. R. (1978). Analysis of Coliform and Fecal Streptococcal Bacteria in Butte Creek and Big Chico Creek. M. A. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.
Woodmansee, E. B. (1990). The Role of Fish in Structuring the Benthic Insect Community of a California Mountain Stream. M. S. Thesis. CSU, Chico, CA.