Restoring Prairie Wetlands An Ecological Approach

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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.

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Restoring Prairie Wetlands is a guide to restoring wetlands in the southern portion of the prairie pothole region, which covers parts of Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Based on data collected from restorations throughout this region, it provides specific information on the plants, animals, soils, and hydrology of prairie potholes; the selection of suitable sites; and the design, evaluation, and management of wetlands. Many practical and easy-to-use tools are included, such as the monogram for predicting a restored basin’s hydrology, guides to identifying plants and animals, data sheets to assist all aspects of the restoration, and lists of the hardware suppliers, agencies providing planning assistance, and sources of plant materials.

Restoring Prairie Wetlands is designed for farmers; personnel in government and private agencies that fund, plan, construct, and manage restorations; and public officials and other policymakers concerned with natural resource issues.

About the Author:

Susan M. Galatowitsch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Departments of Horticultural Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota. She has researched wetland restorations in the southern prairie pothole region.

Arnold G. van der Valk, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Botany, Iowa State University, where he has been teaching wetland ecology and doing wetland research for over 20 years. His research projects on wetland vegetation dynamics, wetland nutrient cycling, and wetland restoration and creation have taken him all over the world.

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