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Title:Establishing an Aquatic Monitoring Program to Assess the Goals of the Illinois Conservation Reserve Program in the Kaskaskia River Basin
Author(s):Metzke, Brian A.; Hinz, Leon C., Jr.
Subject(s):Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Kaskaskia River
stream fish
stream monitoring
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Kaskaskia River Basin
Abstract:The goal of this monitoring program is to provide a characterization of Kaskaskia River basin stream reaches at a time when CREP program enrollments are opening within the basin. This program will provide a baseline from which change can be measured as the CREP program matures and thereby provide a means for evaluating any potential for increase in fish and mussel stocks. Within this context, study objectives are: 6 1.Evaluate chemical, physical and biological status of streams. This portion of the program will be used to determine current status and assess trends over time in stream biodiversity throughout the Kaskaskia River Basin accounting for regional and system-wide variation.2.Evaluate status of streams with sensitive species.This portion of the program will assess temporal trends in the characteristics of sensitive populations in areas of conservation concern. 3.Assess locations with concurrent monitoring programs for long-term trend evaluation.Information from these fixed locations will track temporal changes in biological communities as private lands program initiatives mature.
Issue Date:2017-02-03
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2017 (04)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Resource Conservation
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-02-03

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