Status and Importance of Prairie Ecosystems on Corps of Engineers Projects
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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This technical note is a product of the Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program EMRRP work unit titled PrairieGrassland Ecosystems on Corps Projects. The objectives of the study were to 1 establish the national importance of prairiegrassland ecosystems on Corps-administered operational projects and identify the approximate acreage on Corps lands, 2 outline the Corps potential role in prairie management and identify opportunities for further involvement, and 3 identify potential out-year research that would benefit the Corps in prairie restoration and management. The purpose of this technical note is to define the value of prairie ecosystems to the nation and the Corps and present the findings of a Corps-wide survey of prairiegrassland habitats on water resources projects. Information was developed with the support and cooperation of the Corps of Engineers Stewardship Advisory Team SAT.
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