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Aquatic Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

Photograph of Pond

The various types of aquatic systems and their respective dynamic physical, chemical, and biological processes associated with them are impacted by numerous natural and human induced variables. Because we can potentially impact those variables which are human induced on private lands, the Ecological Sciences Division, with guidance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Aquatic Ecologist, is responsible for developing, coordinating, and directing policy which is technically sound and ultimately serves to benefit our rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands.

Many of the NRCS programs are designed to improve water quality and quantity and, overall, aquatic ecosystems. As an extension of this effort this web site will provide access to documentation that outlines NRCS policy relative to wetlands programs and riparian restoration initiatives, as well as links to other programs which provide for the opportunity to improve aquatic ecosystems.

Aquatic Ecology Information

NRCS Documents
Access this page to see electronic versions of NRCS publications relating to aquatic ecology.

Internet Resources
Access this page to see a list of links to other government and private organizations involved in aquatic ecology.


Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. Please address all correspondence to Kevin Luebke, Biologist.