Ecosystem management publications
Ecosystem-based Management: Sustaining a Healthy Environment, Economy, and Society. 1995. Foldout brochure.
Going Native: A Prairie Restoration Handbook for Minnesota Landowners. 2000. Booklet, 63 pp.
Healthy Rivers: A Water Course instructional CD ROM is a captivating program to understand the ecology and management of river and stream systems. Featuring 220+ screens of information exploring the complexity and diversity of river systems. Color photos and maps, illustrations, and graphic animations. Over 100 audio interviews, video clips, and music segments. More than 100 links within the program, 100+ links to external web sites, and a complete bibliography of over 100 references.
Let's Get To It: Getting Underneath Difficult Environmental Resource Debates. 1997. Published by the Great Plains Partnership, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and The Harwood Group.
Living in the Landscape: Leaving Boundaries Behind. 1999. A national award-winning video that celebrates the diversity of Minnesota's natural and cultural heritage through beautiful imagery and an original musical score. The 27-minute program explores relationships between humans and the landscape over time through personal interviews with leading Minnesotans, including nature photographer Jim Brandenburg and ecologist John Tester. 1999.
Natural Areas: Protecting A Vital Community Asset, A Sourcebook for Minnesota Local Governments and Citizens, Laurie Allman, for publication by the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This practical book helps local government leaders and citizens protect natural areas in their communities. In a well-organized and understandable format, the Sourcebook includes specific protection tools, case studies, model ordinances, how to obtain financing, a glossary of technical terms, and more. Status reports on Minnesota's natural areas and a short course in ecology help round out the reader's understanding of this timely topic. Spiral-bound. 150 pp.
Reconnecting Rivers: Natural Channel Design in Dam Removals and Fish Passage. 2010. Documents river restoration and reconnection projects that have helped restore stream health and connectivity.
Two Futures: Citizens Define Ways to Manage Glacial Lake Agassiz Ecosystems. 1996. Prepared for the Glacial Lake Agassiz Citizen Forums Project and the Great Plains Partnership by The Harwood Group.
Understanding Our Streams and Rivers
- Are Minnesota Streams Healthy?, 2009
- Resource Sheet 1: Streambank Erosion and Restoration, 2010
- Resource Sheet 2: The Value and Use of Vegetation, 2010
- Stream Restoration: Toe Wood-Sod Mat, 2010
Way of Life: Great Plains Citizens Talk about Ecosystems. 1996. Published by The Harwood Group, Great Plains Partnership, and Western Governors' Association.
Wetlands Guidance for the Anoka Sand Plain. July 2000.
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