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Floodplain Forest Management along the Vermillion and Cannon Rivers

Technical Guidance Document for the Vermillion Bottoms and Lower Cannon River Area Floodplains Dakota and Goodhue Counties, Minnesota: A cooperative guidance document for public agencies and non-government organizations

This project was an outgrowth of a Minnesota DNR interdisciplinary planning effort (Subsection Forest Resource Management Planning) for southeastern Minnesota that included the Vermillion Bottoms and Lower Cannon River area. During this process, participants agreed that the challenge of managing floodplain habitats to meet diverse goals required a concentrated effort by DNR staff together with other agencies, conservation organizations, scientists, and private landowners. This document is the result of numerous field tours and meetings conducted in 2002 through 2005. The goal of the project was to assemble the best scientific information and management expertise available and to translate this information for developing cooperative management guidance for floodplain plant communities in the project area.