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Wetlands Management

Wetland management involves activities that can be conducted within and adjacent to natural and man-made wetlands that are designed to protect, restore or manipulate the habitat. Successful management provides for wetland functions (denitrification, biomass production, flow retardation, etc.) and values (education, research, scientific or cultural significance). Historically, wetland management often meant increasing production of specific game species; recently management has concentrated on increasing biodiversity and enhancing wetland functions and values. It has been argued that wetland management should be directed mainly at degraded or stressed habitats; the complexity of existing dynamic processes in existing wetlands make it likely that external manipulation would enhance some species or functions at the expense of others.

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Freshwater Resource Management


Andrew Miller

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