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Jewel Cave National Monument Threats and Features  While Jewel Cave is currently in pristine condition there are several threats that could potential damage this site.  These threats include the pollution of ground water that seeps into the cave at various points and visitor impacts. diagram,jewel,cave,threats,feature,groundwater,contamination,national,parks,service,northern,great,plains
Jewel Cave National Monument Threats and Features Raster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network248 views4 downloads (Details)While Jewel Cave is currently in pristine condition there are several threats that could potential damage this site. These threats include the pollution of ground water that seeps into the cave at various points and visitor impacts.Add to lightbox
Generic Resources and Threats to the Northern Great Plains Parks  Some of the most common threats to the national parks ecosystems include those to quality of air, quality and quantity of available water, and the parks native species. Prescribed fire is used to prevent uncontrolled forest fires and to reduce the growth of nonnative species. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 1) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/   diagram,generic,threats,northern,great,plains,national,parks,service,air,water,weeds,fire
Generic Resources and Threats to the Northern Great Plains Parks Raster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network260 views1 downloads (Details)Some of the most common threats to the national parks ecosystems include those to quality of air, quality and quantity of available water, and the parks native species. Prescribed fire is used to prevent uncontrolled forest fires and to reduce the growth of nonnative species. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 1) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/ Add to lightbox
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Resources and Threats Human impacts to Fort Union Trading Post include loss of native grass species, invasive plants and reduced river flow. Methods such as prescribed fire and the planting of native species have been used to restore and protect the site. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/  diagram,fort,union,trading,post,resources,threats,national,park,service,
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Resources and ThreatsRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network251 views10 downloads (Details)Human impacts to Fort Union Trading Post include loss of native grass species, invasive plants and reduced river flow. Methods such as prescribed fire and the planting of native species have been used to restore and protect the site. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/ Add to lightbox
Niobrara National Scenic River Resources and Threats  The Niobrara River is where six major biomes converge to form a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Threats to the river arise from fire exclusion leading to the expansion of ponderosa pine into grassland area, changes in microclimates, the spread of invasive plants and the high volume of visitors during peak periods. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communicat diagram,niobrara,river,national,park,prairie,northern,great,plains,network,
Niobrara National Scenic River Resources and Threats Raster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network284 views20 downloads (Details)The Niobrara River is where six major biomes converge to form a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Threats to the river arise from fire exclusion leading to the expansion of ponderosa pine into grassland area, changes in microclimates, the spread of invasive plants and the high volume of visitors during peak periods. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communicatAdd to lightbox
Badlands National Park Badlands National Park sits upon highly erodible sedimentary rocks that form distinctive pinnacles, gullies and spires. Threats to the park include illegal fossiling and the invasion of weeds and non-native grasses. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p.2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/   diagram,badlands,national,park,threats,features,fossils,sedimentary,rock,grasses,non-native
Badlands National ParkRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network237 views8 downloads (Details)Badlands National Park sits upon highly erodible sedimentary rocks that form distinctive pinnacles, gullies and spires. Threats to the park include illegal fossiling and the invasion of weeds and non-native grasses. Diagram from "Northern Great Plains Network Newsletter" (p.2) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/newsletters/publication/206/northern_great_plains_network_using_conceptual_diagrams_to_aid_communication_2009-01-27/ Add to lightbox
Main Threats and Key Features of the Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin A conceptual diagram illustrates the main threats and key features of the Upper-Mississippi River Sub-Basin. Some of these threats include harmful algal blooms, power plants and urban centers. Diagram from "Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin Report card workshop" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/enewsletter/article/494/upper_mississippi_river_sub_basin_report_card_workshop_newsletter/ diagram,upper,mississippi,river,sub-basin,threats,features,nutrients,urban,centers,algal,blooms
Main Threats and Key Features of the Upper Mississippi River Sub-BasinRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIntegration and Application Network283 views7 downloads (Details)A conceptual diagram illustrates the main threats and key features of the Upper-Mississippi River Sub-Basin. Some of these threats include harmful algal blooms, power plants and urban centers. Diagram from "Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin Report card workshop" (p. 2) - http://ian.umces.edu/enewsletter/article/494/upper_mississippi_river_sub_basin_report_card_workshop_newsletter/Add to lightbox
Potential Indicators for the Ohio River Basin The diagram lists potential indicators for the Ohio River Basin that were generated at the workshop. The goals listed in this diagram are representative of the things people value in the Ohio River Basin watershed.  diagram,ohio,river,basin,potential,indicators,transportation,water,supply,flood,control,risk,reduction,economy,ecosystems,recreation
Potential Indicators for the Ohio River BasinRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIntegration and Application Network245 views7 downloads (Details)The diagram lists potential indicators for the Ohio River Basin that were generated at the workshop. The goals listed in this diagram are representative of the things people value in the Ohio River Basin watershed. Add to lightbox
Lower Mississippi Workshop Connections Several connections were made at the Lower Mississippi River Basin workshops. These connections will be used to develop a basin-wide report card for the watershed.    diagram,flood,control,risk,economic,services,infrastructure,recreation,water,supply,ecosystems
Lower Mississippi Workshop ConnectionsRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIntegration and Application Network237 views8 downloads (Details)Several connections were made at the Lower Mississippi River Basin workshops. These connections will be used to develop a basin-wide report card for the watershed. Add to lightbox
Floating Wetlands Structure and Impact Emergent wetland species are planted in a buoyant matrix that floats at the water surface. The roots of these plants grow through the matrix and take up the nutrients they need to grow directly from the water, potentially decreasing nutrient concentrations.   diagram,floating,wetlands,water,quality,plants,chesapeake,bay,watershed,stormwater,nutrients
Floating Wetlands Structure and ImpactRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration and Application Network261 views18 downloads (Details)Emergent wetland species are planted in a buoyant matrix that floats at the water surface. The roots of these plants grow through the matrix and take up the nutrients they need to grow directly from the water, potentially decreasing nutrient concentrations. Add to lightbox
Multiple Benefits of Rain Gardens Gutters and downspouts installed onto buildings direct rainwater from roofs to rain gardens. Plants with deep root systems encourage stormwater infiltration and absorbs excess nutrient runoff. Diagram from "New Insights" (p. 37)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/    diagram,rain,garden,benefits,stormwater,runoff,native,plants,deep,root,systems,infiltration,retention
Multiple Benefits of Rain GardensRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration and Application Network248 views16 downloads (Details)Gutters and downspouts installed onto buildings direct rainwater from roofs to rain gardens. Plants with deep root systems encourage stormwater infiltration and absorbs excess nutrient runoff. Diagram from "New Insights" (p. 37)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/ Add to lightbox
Counteracting Factors Impacting Best Management Practice Implementation  Improvements in water quality can be counteracted by changes in nutrient sources and land-use practices. Increased nutrient loads from stormwater and intensified agriculture often overwhelm the positive effects of best management practices. diagram,counteracting,factors,best,management,practices,water,quality,improvement,challenges
Counteracting Factors Impacting Best Management Practice Implementation Raster Graphic (PNG) Christina LyerlyIntegration and Application Network290 views19 downloads (Details)Improvements in water quality can be counteracted by changes in nutrient sources and land-use practices. Increased nutrient loads from stormwater and intensified agriculture often overwhelm the positive effects of best management practices.Add to lightbox
Streambank Fencing Livestock Grazing Management  Streambank fencing is a best management practice that has lead to improved streambank stability, water quality, in-stream habitat, and populations of fish and benthic macroinvertebrates. Diagram from "New Insights" (p.16)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/
 diagram,livestock,grazing,best,management,practices,cattle,exclusion
Streambank Fencing Livestock Grazing Management Raster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration and Application Network285 views23 downloads (Details)Streambank fencing is a best management practice that has lead to improved streambank stability, water quality, in-stream habitat, and populations of fish and benthic macroinvertebrates. Diagram from "New Insights" (p.16)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/
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