Aldo Leopold, father of the "land ethic," once said, "The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to begin with." The concept he expressed--restoration--is defined in this comprehensive new volume that examines the prospects for repairing the damage society has done to the nation's aquatic resources: lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands.
Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems outlines a national strategy for aquatic restoration, with practical recommendations, and features case studies of aquatic restoration activities around the country.
The committee examines
Table of Contents
|2 A Selective History of Changing Goals and Authority for Aquatic Ecosystem Management||41-54|
|3 Planning and Evaluating Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration||55-70|
|5 Rivers and Streams||165-261|
|7 Integrated Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration||341-349|
|8 A National Restoration Strategy: Basic Elements and Related Recommendations||350-376|
|Appendix A: Restoration Case Studies||379-518|
|Appendix B: Glossary||519-525|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Professional Staff||526-532|
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