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Titolo:
Landscape ecology practice by small scale river conservation groups
Autore:
Freeman, RE; Ray, RO;
Indirizzi:
Univ Wisconsin, Inst Environm Studies, Madison, WI 53706 USA Univ Wisconsin Madison WI USA 53706 vironm Studies, Madison, WI 53706 USA
Titolo Testata:
LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING
fascicolo: 3-4, volume: 56, anno: 2001,
pagine: 171 - 184
SICI:
0169-2046(20011015)56:3-4<171:LEPBSS>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT; ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT; BIODIVERSITY; QUALITY; HABITAT; RISK;
Keywords:
river conservation; landscape ecology; resource management; midwest;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
69
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ray, RO Room 116,Agr Hall,1450 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706 USA Room 116,Agr Hall,1450 Linden Dr Madison WI USA 53706 I 53706 USA
Citazione:
R.E. Freeman e R.O. Ray, "Landscape ecology practice by small scale river conservation groups", LANDSC URB, 56(3-4), 2001, pp. 171-184

Abstract

River-floodplain systems, and riparian forests in particular, offer physical contributions to human society such as flood mitigation and the maintenance of water quality, social benefits including the opportunity for recreation and solitude, as well as numerous ecological services. However, midwestern USA river landscapes have undergone much land-use change over time, such as widespread logging, the net loss of grasslands and wetlands, urbanization pressure, and increases in anthropogenic sedimentation. With its focus on spatial and temporal changes, landscape ecology is ideally suited to assess and quantify these riverlands modifications and it is currently used atthe national, state, and sub-state level in efforts to restore or manage river and riparian landscapes, This two-part study explores the use of landscape ecology in smaller scale river conservation. First, we interviewed five locally-based, Midwestern non-profit conservation groups that were accomplishing significant river conservation and management work without intricate ecological plans. We found a tacit knowledge of fundamental landscape ecology concepts, and active interpretation to fit particular environmental situations. The groups were receptive to increased assistance from academic ecology, but the content must be clear, succinct, and easily integrated intofrontline initiatives. To accomplish this goal, effort is needed from ecologists to construct new methods of delivering such information in an accessible and cost-effective manner. Second, we briefly explore land-use scenarios - based on realistic forest management agendas along the Wisconsin River(USA) - as one possible means of using applied science to assist local conservation efforts in prioritization of land parcels. Various land management scenarios to reinstate floodplain forest often produced similar improvements in metrics of landscape connectivity but differed markedly in the number of landowners affected. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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