Accession Number : ADA322820

Title :   Restoration Planning for the Rivers of the Mississippi River Ecosystem.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Hesse, Larry W. ; Stalnaker, Clair B. ; Benson, Norman G.

PDF Url : ADA322820

Report Date : OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 512

Abstract : Lincoln, Ne We wish that the record were better concerning how rivers have fared in the face of water resource developments and that the future were brighter; however, progress has been made. Fisheries scientists and managers are developing new partnerships and are more assertive in their respective roles. Aquatic resources in North America are not in very good shape when one views the condition of water quality, riparian habitat, and fisheries, which will be discussed during the symposium. Riparian habitats are among the world's richest ecosystems. In fact, one might say that the quality of human life is revealed by the condition of rivers and streams, and as such they have become an important litmus test for the quality of life. The life blood of these aquatic and riparian ecosystems is the water that flows through them. Also, this liquid, with its load of nutrients, exits the watershed and becomes the life blood for estuaries and the breeding and nursery habitats critical for many marine fisheries.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *RIVERS, *WATER RESOURCES, *HABITATS, *AQUATIC BIOLOGY, SYMPOSIA, HUMANS, WATER, NUTRIENTS, QUALITY, INSTALLATION RESTORATION, LIFE(BIOLOGY), BANKS(WATERWAYS), WATER QUALITY, FISHERIES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, NORTH AMERICA, LIVING STANDARDS, SCIENTISTS, ESTUARIES.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE