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Bottomland Hardwood Forests along the Upper Mississippi River

Natural Areas Journal

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Abstract

Bottomland hardwood forests along the United States' Upper Mississippi River have been drastically reduced in acreage and repeatedly logged during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Conversion to agricultural land, timber harvesting, and river modifications for flood prevention and for navigation were the primary factors that caused the changes. Navigation structures and flood-prevention levees have altered the fluvial geomorphic dynamics of the river and floodplain system. Restoration and maintenance of the diversity, productivity, and natural regeneration dynamics of the bottomland hardwood forests under the modified river environment represent a major management challenge.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Bottomland Hardwood Forests along the Upper Mississippi River
Series title:
Natural Areas Journal
Volume
17
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
164
Last page:
173
Number of Pages:
10