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Ecological potential of the Grand Calumet River basin

Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science

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Abstract

The Grand Calumet River and watershed have been severely degraded by industrialization and urbanization, and yet several high-quality natural areas remain intact. The degraded condition presents numerous opportunities for pollution mitigation and ecosystem restoration. In many areas of the river and watershed, biological communities are characterized by low diversity and pollution-tolerant organisms. By establishing programs of nonnative species control, prescribed burning, sediment removal, wetland establishment and extirpated species re-introduction, the Grand Calumet can be improved to reflect some of its natural history. The dredging plan for the river presents an opportunity to coordinate simultaneous improvement and restoration plans. Possibilities for each section of the river are discussed.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ecological potential of the Grand Calumet River basin
Series title:
Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science
Volume
108/109
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 163-175
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science
First page:
163
Last page:
175
Number of Pages:
12