Document Type

Report

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2013

Journal or Book Title

Toward Strategic Watershed Management: Lessons from the Boone River Watershed Program Evaluation

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Abstract

Water quality is a growing problem throughout the world. There are over 400 aquatic ecosystems worldwide that have recently recorded hypoxic conditions. Although eutrophication is a natural process in many systems, anthropogenic forces contribute heavily to many of the world’s “dead zones.” The hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico is an example of a system negatively affected by human land use, particularly agriculture in Midwestern states such as Iowa. There are a number of groups throughout the country and the world working to address water quality issues on a landscape level. These groups are contributing to broader understanding of how to conduct watershed management on private and working lands.

Comments

This is a report from the Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Ecosystem Management Lab (2013): 1.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf