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Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) Ecosystem Assessment


Size and location: Portion of PPR located within State of North Dakota, with lower level of effort in the portions of the PPR located in South Dakota and Minnesota. Nature of EPA involvement: EPA's Wetlands Research Program (WRP) is conducting several studies within the PPR aimed at evaluating ecosystem function, assessing risk, and prioritizing restoration. Specific projects include pesticide exposure risk assessment, risk assessment relative to mallard production, determining the influence of landscape factors on wetland habitat, evaluating the ability to restored farmed pothole wetlands, and mapping priority areas for wetland restoration so as to provide maximum habitat benefit.
Web Site Organization: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/ecosystems.pdf
Keywords: Birds, Ecosystems, Habitat Loss, Pesticides, Sediment, Wetlands
Information Type: Maps, Text
Geographical Coverage: Large Ecosystem
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