Accession Number:

ADA339070

Title:

Presettlement Vegetation Patterns along Navigation Pool 17 of the Upper Mississippi River.

Descriptive Note:

Project Status rept.

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESTON VA

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The Upper Mississippi River flows south through an eastern extension of the great plains known as the prairie peninsula. For decades, ecologists have characterized the uplands of the prairie peninsula as a landscape once dominated by grasslands, savannas, and open woodlands with forests restricted mainly to the large river valleys. The Long Term Resource Monitoring Programs LTRMP recent findings. from several Navigation Pools including Pool 17, challenge the long held perception that forests were the dominant community type along the Mississippi River valley before European-American settlement.

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Biology
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE