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Project ID: 2006MI76B

Title: Economic Implications of Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems of the Muskegon River watershed

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: 8th

Focus Categories: Economics; Ecology; Groundwater

Keywords: aquatic ecosystem restoration, economic information, ecosystem benefits, best management practices, ground water modeling, aquatic ecosystem modeling

Principal Investigators: Stevenson, R. Jan; Hyndman, David; Seedang, Saichon

Federal Funds: $10,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $24,114

Abstract: All decisions involving allocation of conservation efforts for watershed restoration need interdisciplinary information, especially on the linkages among biophysical, ecological and economic factors. This research focuses on exploring the economics of restoring aquatic ecosystems in the Muskegon River Watershed, Michigan. Information on restoration costs, resulting ecological benefits, and potential restoration practices resulting in ecological improvement will be investigated. The study will examine and utilize data and hydro-ecological modeling that is available in the Muskegon River Watershed through the on-going research project conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and others.

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