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LANDOWNERS/LEAD, FARMERS/LEAD, LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS/LEAD | Mississippi River-Winona Watershed / Cynthia Porter with project funding from the Clean Water Fund through Minnesota’s Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment
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STORIES/Brent Hoerr discusses biotechnology with a Japanese media team | U.S. Grains Council
STORIES/Ag Retailers Meet Customer Demand… | Stan Buman | United Suppliers, Inc.
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WHAT IS A WATERSHED? | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Information related to farm lease agreements draws primarily from work done by the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, including its Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative, The Landowner’s Toolbox, and The Landowner’s Guide To Sustainable Farm Leasing.
“One Missouri Farmer Steps Up To Connect Neighbors, Agencies, and Policy Makers” is updated with permission from a story developed for the Floodplain Science Network in conversation with Brent Hoerr .
“Productive Routine Protects Soil, Reduces Nutrient Loss” and “Everyday Choices Guide Next Generation” are adapted with permission and in conversation with Dan Brandt and Allyn Heim from stories developed for the Whitewater River Joint Powers Board during Mississippi River-Winona Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) development, with funding from the Clean Water Fund through Minnesota’s Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.
1 When sediment covers gravel streambeds, smallmouth bass can’t spawn.
“Excessive sedimentation reduces the availability of gravel and cobble essential for spawning and feeding and fills in pools needed for cover by smallmouth bass and other species.”
Mason, J. W., D. J. Gruczyk, and R. A. Kerr. 1991. Effects of runoff on smallmouth bass populations in four southwest Wisconsin streams. Pages 28–38 in D. C. Jackson, editor. First International Smallmouth Bass Symposium. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Nashville, Tennessee.
Forbes, A. M. 1985. Summary of survey data for smallmouth bass in Wisconsin streams, 1952- 80. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, Research Report 133.
2 Fish kill due to turbidity decreased 60% when conservation tillage and stream buffers were added.
“‘Lethal’ fish events from suspended sediments in the cool water watershed decreased by 60 percent as conservation tillage and riparian buffers increased.”
Westra, J. V.; Zimmerman, J. K. H.; and Vondracek, B. “Bioeconomic analysis of selected conservation practices on soil erosion and freshwater fisheries.” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 41(2): 309-322. (2005).
3 In 2006, recreational Fishing generated more than $2.7 billion in the central Midwest states.
“Greater than $2.7 billion in expenditures were associated with recreational fishing in the central midwest states in 2006.”
United States. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Fish Habitat Partnership. “Through A Fish’s Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States”, 2010.
4 “River and Basin Facts. ”Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. January 4, 2016. Web. Accessed January 6, 2016.
5 “Mississippi River Facts.” National Park Service. December 12, 2015. Web. Accessed January 6, 2016.
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