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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems--Science, Technology, and Public Policy.
Title Restoration of aquatic ecosystems : science, technology, and public policy / Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems--Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992.

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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems--Science, Technology, and Public Policy.
Subject Aquatic ecology.
Aquatic ecology -- Government policy -- United States.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Water Science and Technology Board.
National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 552 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note "November 1991."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A selective history of changing goals and authority for aquatic ecosystem management -- Planning and evaluating aquatic ecosystem restoration -- Lakes -- Rivers and streams -- Wetlands -- Integrated aquatic ecosystem restoration -- A national restoration strategy: basic elements and related recommendations.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585025371 (electronic bk.)
9780585025377 (electronic bk.)
0309045347
9780309045346 (acid-free paper)
0309092884 (pbk.)
9780309092883 (pbk.)
OCLC # 42329144
Additional Format Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems--Science, Technology, and Public Policy. Restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992 0309045347 (DLC) 91043324 (OCoLC)24906416
Table of Contents
 Summary1
 Introduction1
 National Strategy3
 Congress4
 Long-Term, Large-Scale Coordinated Restoration--Planning, Evaluating, and Monitoring5
 Lakes6
 Rivers and Streams8
 Wetlands10
 Education and Training12
 Conclusion13
 References13
1Overview14
  Study Background15
  What Is Restoration?17
  Status of Aquatic Resources in the United States21
  Need for National Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration35
  References and Recommended Reading37
2A Selective History of Changing Goals and Authority for Aquatic Ecosystem Management41
  Water Quality Management44
  Nonstructural Approaches to Floodplain Management48
  Federally Owned Lands and Public Incentives for Private Decisions49
  Change at Century's End50
  Emerging Role of the States52
  References54
3Planning and Evaluating Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration55
  Introduction55
  Restoration Project Planning57
  Purpose of Evaluation64
  Selecting Assessment Criteria and Synthesizing Data64
  Conclusions and Recommendations68
  References and Recommended Reading69
4Lakes71
  Overview71
  Introduction--Importance of Lakes75
  Stresses on Lakes76
  Lake Restoration and Management97
  Federal and State Programs for Lake Restoration and Management107
  Lake Restoration Technology113
  Integrated Aquatic Systems147
  Needs in Lake Restoration148
  Conclusions and Recommendations152
  References and Recommended Reading154
5Rivers and Streams165
  Overview165
  Introduction--Importance of Rivers and Streams176
  Concepts Related to Management and Restoration of Rivers and Streams178
  The Riverine-Riparian Ecosystem184
  Stresses on Rivers and Streams188
  Fluvial Restoration206
  Conclusions and Recommendations244
  References and Recommended Reading249
6Wetlands262
  Overview262
  Loss of Wetlands271
  Restoration Opportunities282
  Programs for Wetland Restoration287
  Status of Wetland Restoration Research and Technology289
  Constraints on Achieving Restoration Goals293
  Controversies About the Success of Restoration Projects316
  Needs320
  Conclusions and Recommendations329
  References and Recommended Reading332
7Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration341
  Introduction341
  Institutional Barriers to Integrated Aquatic Restoration343
  Importance of Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration to Wildlife343
  Appropriate Scale for Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration345
  Use of Historical Records in Reconstructing Watersheds346
  Conclusion347
  References and Recommended Reading348
8A National Restoration Strategy: Basic Elements and Related Recommendations350
  Introduction350
  National Restoration Goals354
  Principles for Priority Setting and Decision Making356
  Policy and Program Redesign for Federal Agencies360
  Innovation in Financing and in Use of Land and Water Markets368
  Summary375
  References376
 Appendix A: Restoration Case Studies379
  Lakes380
   Lake Michigan380
   Can Lake Apopka Be Restored?393
  Rivers398
   The Atchafalaya Basin398
   The Upper Mississippi River406
   The Illinois River-Floodplain Ecosystem412
   Restoring Attributes of the Willamette River433
   Citizen Restoration Efforts in the Mattole River Watershed457
   The Merrimack River462
   The Blanco River469
   Kissimmee Riverine-Floodplain System476
  Wetlands495
   Bottomland Hardwood Wetland Restoration in the Mississippi Drainage495
   Prairie Potholes504
   The Hackensack River Meadowlands508
 Appendix B: Glossary519
 Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Professional Staff520
 Index533


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