Land Cover and Conservation

Academic Year 
2015-2016
College/Department 
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
Project Partner 

Overivew

Consistent with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS), Winneshiek seeks to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen pollution from nonpoint sources. To achieve this goal, the County is interested in gaining information about land use and conservation practices in the area.

Winnsheshiek County requested research on the following four topics: the presence, dimensions/acreage, and composition of existing vegetation types along streamside buffers in Winnehsiek County; the locations of structural conservation practices that exist throughout the county or the Upper Iowa Watershed, including terraces, ponds, dentention ponds, and grade-stabilization structures; the classifications and locations of different land cover types throughout the county; and the classification and locations of vegetation along rights-of-way throughout the county.

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