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2014 Research Highlights

Check out our 2014 Research Highlights, focusing on Science for a Healthy Environment and Better Quality of Life.



  • Hydrologist Ken Belt uses auto-samplers to measure runoff quality.

    Featured Scientist

    Hydrologist and aquatic ecologist Ken Belt uses auto-samplers to measure runoff quality.

  • Wild native brook trout grow larger in connected riverine habitats.

    Featured Research

    Wild native brook trout grow larger in connected riverine habitats.

  • Forest Managers survey health of stream.

    Featured Product

    Forest managers evaluate Best Management Practices (BMPs) effectiveness in a range allotment.

  • Prairie strips integrated into row crops in Iowa for protection of water quality and improving soil health, increases in plant and animal biodiversity, and enhancing populations of beneficial insects (US Fish and Wildlife Service Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, Iowa).

    Featured Partnership

    Prairie STRIPS integrated into agricultural row crops provide ecological and environmental benefits.

July 2015 - Clean Water

Cold water from the kitchen faucet on a hot summer day; the captivating sound of a babbling brook; an early morning spent standing in a pure mountain stream and trying to convince a fish that the fly on the end of your line is real–all of these depend on the availability of clean water.  But clean water cannot be taken for granted.  Vegetation management, road construction, agricultural practices, and urban storm water management are among the many factors that can significantly affect water quality.  This month we feature a scientist, research, a product and partnership related to clean water. 

 

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