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  1. Algae Blooms and Land Use Practices

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/best-practices/algae-blooms-and-land-use-practices

    and how they may help reduce nutrient losses from agricultural lands while improving soil quality. ... lead to algae blooms in lake environments. Jim Hoorman will review the latest research on cover crops ...

  2. Evaluating the Performance of Stream Restoration Projects in Ohio

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/evaluating-performance-stream-restoration-projects-ohio

    Mecklenburg discusses the criteria used to evaluate ecological integrity, factors that lead to project success ... study site locations at the ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources website: ...

  3. Ottowa River Coalition

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/profiles-watershed-leadership/ottowa-river-coalition

    counties in NW Ohio. Most of the land in the watershed is agricultural, but there are significant urbanized ... Allen Soil and Water Conservation District office on October 7 was a large meeting room full of ... shared with me that day about their experiences leading a collaborative watershed initiative. Lesson #1: ...

  4. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/groups/hamilton-county-soil-and-water-conservation-district

    County Soil & Water Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of Ohio responsible for ... the conservation of natural resources within Hamilton County, Ohio. We have a special emphasis on soil ...

  5. Conservation Easements

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/conservation-easements

    environmental outcomes on the land. An agricultural easement is a specific type of conservation easement.  It is ... conservation outcomes, it likely encourages continued agricultural use of the land.  An agricultural easement ... the farmer to continue using the land for agriculture. For additional discussion see OSU Extension ...

  6. Managing Nutrients in Agricultural Watersheds

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/watershed-management/managing-nutrients-agricultural-watersheds

    Nutrient runoff from agricultural watersheds presents a challenge for watershed managers as well ... (SENR), will discuss the Phosphorus Risk Index, a field-based planning tool that integrates soil ... properties, hydrology and agricultural management practices to assess the risk of phosphorus movement from ...

  7. Lead

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1520

    GENERAL INFORMATION Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and ... around homes. Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects including behavioral problems ... the brain is developing. The primary source of lead exposure for most children is lead-based paint in ...

  8. Stream Morphology

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/stream-systems/stream-morphology

    Engineer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Resources explains the ...

  9. Stream Buffers

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/stream-buffers

    removal of pollution from runoff). Advantages of this practice According the Franklin Soil and Water ... the trees and vegetation along the stream bank helps to anchor the soil, and filter pollutants. Native ... to do a little more you can begin by removing the existing sod/turf, till and amend the soil, and ...

  10. Backyard Conservation

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/resources/human-dimensions/mental-models/basic-stream-and-watershed-ecology-lesson-plans/backyard-conservation

    farmers and ranchers use aim to protect the quality of air, soil, water, plants, and wildlife in the area. ... Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District, Eugene, Oregon Resources Riparian Corridor Birds in Ohio ...

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