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Restoring Prairie Wetlands An Ecological Approach

Restoring Prairie Wetlands An Ecological Approach

Susan M Galatowitsch, Arnold G. Van der Valk

ISBN: 978-0-813-82497-0

Mar 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

246 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Wetland restorations are an important part of natural resource conservation in the Midwest. However, many wetland restorations have had significant problems. This book is a guide to restoring wetlands in the southern portion of the prairie pothole region, covering Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Criteria for selecting suitable restoration sites, designing restorations, and evaluating restorations are presented here.

The book also provides information on plants, animals, soils, and hydrology of prairie potholes.


1. Introduction.

2. Ecology of Prairie Potholes.

3. Site Selection Guidelines.

4. Design Considerations.

5. Evaluation and Management.

6. Active Revegetation.

7. Assistance Programs.

8. Summary.