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The Silver Creek Preserve

Detailed Description

Before The Nature Conservancy established the Silver Creek Preserve, the watershed had been degraded by years of livestock grazing and overfishing. Preserve managers have been concerned about sedimentation, increasing stream temperatures, and invasive species.

To measure the effectiveness of their projects, they turned to the USGS for expertise in ecological monitoring. Our biologists collect information about the preserve’s aquatic life and habitat to guide sound decision making.



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