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Author White, William P. ♦ Demissie, Misganaw ♦ Keefer, Laura L.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Illinois River Basin ♦ Illinois River Basin Assessment Framework ♦ Many Year ♦ Ecosystem Restoration Objective ♦ Ecosystem Problem ♦ Water Quality Condition ♦ Select Potential Target ♦ Many People ♦ Management Activity ♦ Additional Guidance ♦ Human Activity ♦ Army Corp ♦ Potential Critical Restoration Site ♦ Management Strategy ♦ Comprehensive Plan ♦ Natural Phenomenon ♦ Ecosystem Function ♦ Ecological Sustainability ♦ Biological Integrity ♦ Critical Restoration ♦ Restoration Activity ♦ Illinois River Basin Ecosystem ♦ Paper Briefly
Abstract A framework to assess areas and select potential targets for critical restoration is required to efficiently and effectively implement a comprehensive plan for restoring ecosystem functions in the Illinois River Basin. This paper briefly describes the framework for these assessments and outlines the process used to identify potential critical restoration sites. The framework is intended to provide additional guidance to the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Illinois for assessment and restoration activities in the Illinois River Basin and serves to supplement locally driven assessment and management activities currently underway. Ecosystem problems within the Illinois River Basin are identified, in part, by monitoring and analyzing data pertaining to loss of habitat, biological integrity, and ecological sustainability. Hydrologic, hydraulic, geologic, geomorphic, and water quality conditions are also monitored and data analyzed to better assess the nature of the Illinois River Basin ecosystem. Many people and organizations have been engaged in the monitoring and management of the Illinois River Basin for many years and these efforts need to continue to achieve ecosystem restoration objectives. Erosion and sedimentation in the Illinois River Basin are natural phenomena and management strategies need to fully take this into consideration. However, human activities such as urban and
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article