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A Functional Assessment of Stream Restoration in Ohio

On August 24, Joe Bonnell interviewed Dan Mecklenburg, Ecological Engineer with the ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources. Dan and his colleague Laura Fay recently released a technical report, titled A Functional Assessment of Stream Restoration in Ohio that details the results of their study evaluating the ecological integrity of over 50 stream restoration projects around the state. In this interview, Dan talks about the purpose of the study, their methods for assessing ecological integrity, and implications for future stream restoration projects.

For more information, view photos of the study sites, and to download a copy of the technical report, go to: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/default/tabid/9188/Default.aspx

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