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2008 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous

2008 St. Croix River Research Rendezvous Presentations

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota
October 21, 2008

Presentations

EXPLORING CAUSES FOR INCREASING NITRATE CONCENTRATIONS IN THE LOWER ST. CROIX RIVER
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 830 KB)
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, Midwest Region and St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Byron Karns, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Wade Miller, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Brian Schuetz, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Elizabeth Peterson, National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
William Daniels, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota

PATTERNS OF NUTRIENT DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE ST. CROIX AND UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVERS; PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF VARIATION AMONG CHANNELS, FLOWING BACKWATERS AND ISOLATED BACKWATERS
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 2.55 MB)
William Richardson, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI
Lynn Bartsch, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI
Michelle Bartsch, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI
Richard Kiesling, USGS Minnesota Water Science Center, Moundsview MN
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, Midwest Region and St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Kathy Lee, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse WI

HISTORICAL CHANGES IN WATER QUALITY OF LOTUS LAKE AND HORSE LAKE, POLK COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 450 KB)
Joy M. Ramstack, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota
Mark B. Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota
Jeremy Williamson, Polk County Land and Water Resources Department, Balsam Lake WI

EXPANDING LAKE HEALTH CRITERIA - AQUATIC MACROPHYTES, BEYOND PLANT MANAGEMENT
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 2.02 MB)
Jeremy Williamson, Polk County Land and Water Resources Department, Balsam Lake WI

SATELLITE REMOTE SENSINGS OF LAND COVER AND IMPERVIOUS SURFACE OF THE ST. CROIX RIVER BASIN
Abstract
Marvin Bauer, University of Minnesota
Jay Whitmore, University of Minnesota
Adam Berland, University of Minnesota
Trent Erickson, University of Minnesota

SIMULATION OF THE GROUND-WATER-FLOW SYSTEM IN PIERCE, POLK, AND ST. CROIX COUNTIES, WISCONSIN
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 1.07 MB)
Paul Juckem, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center

BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES IDENTIFIED: RAINGARDENS, NATURAL LANDSCAPING AND WATER CONSERVATION TOPICS WITH FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH IN 2008 SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 4.54 MB)
Angie Hong, Washington Conservation District, East Metro Water Resource Education Program
Kay M. Qualley, The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota

AGENCY COOPERATION IN A VEGETATIVE AND HYDROLOGIC RESTORATION WITHIN SOD AND AGRICULTURAL FIELDS IN THE ST. CROIX WATERSHED BASIN
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 3.6 MB)
Lynda Peterson, Board of Soil and Water Resources
Dan Seemon, Army Corps of Engineers

USING GIS TO ASSESS DAM IMPACT ON RIVER BATHYMETRY, ST. CROIX RIVER, MN/WI
Abstract (poster)
Carolyn Loeb, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Kelly R. MacGregor, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College, St. Paul MN

SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN SUSPENDED SEDIMENT IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER, MN/WI
Abstract (poster)
Robin Major, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Kelly R. MacGregor, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College, St. Paul MN

NEAR BED SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AS AN INDICATOR OF SUBSTRATE STABILITY AND SUITABLE MUSSEL HABITATS IN THE ST. CROIX RIVER
Abstract (poster)
Leah Ritz, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Kelly R. MacGregor, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College, St. Paul MN

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE AND LAND MANAGEMENT CHANGE ON STREAMFLOW IN THE DRIFTLESS AREA OF WISCONSIN
Abstract (poster)
Paul F. Juckem, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center
Randall J. Hunt, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center
Mary P. Anderson, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dale M. Robertson, USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center

RUSTY CRAYFISH (ORCONECTES RUSTICUS) DENSITY IN FOUR TRIBUTARIES OF THE ST. CROIX RIVER RELATED TO HUMAN ACTIVITY (FISHING)
Abstract (poster)
Charlotte T. Martin, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Lianna M. Schmidt, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Arial J. Shogren, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Mekel A. Wiederholt Meier, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

A SURVEY OF MUSSEL MIDDENS ON THE ST. CROIX AND KETTLE RIVERS AT ST. CROIX STATE PARK
Abstract (poster)
Lindsay E. Fulton, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Bethany A. Walker, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Mekel A. Wiederholt Meier, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

SPRING MUSHROOMS OF ST. CROIX STATE PARK (MN) IN SIX HABITATS
Abstract (poster)
Peter J. Guerin, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Noah T. Kachelski, Edgewood High School, Madison WI
Mekel A. Wiederholt Meier, Edgewood High School, Madison WI

DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF FOOD QUALITY ON JUVENILE UNIONID MUSSEL SURVIVAL AND GROWTH IN THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY: AN UPDATE
Abstract
Michelle Bartsch, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
William Richardson, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
Lynn Bartsch, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service, Midwest Region and St. Croix Watershed Research Station

SURVIVAL AND GROWTH OF NEWLY TRANSFORMED LAMPSILIS CARDIUM AND L. SILIQUOIDEA, IN A FLOW THROUGH, CONTINUOUS FEEDING TEST SYSTEM
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 794 KB)
Jeffrey R. Meinertz, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
Theresa M. Schreier, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
Karina R. Hess, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI
Michelle R. Bartsch, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse WI

CURRENT STATUS OF WINGED MAPLELEAF PROPAGATION IN MINNESOTA
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 1.66 MB)
R. Nicholas Rowse, Twin Cities Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington MN
Philip Delphey, Twin Cities Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington MN
Gary Wege, Twin Cities Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington MN

MUSSEL DENSITY AT INTERSTATE PARK, ST. CROIX RIVER, MN AND WI: A NEW EQUILIBRIUM?
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 1.99 MB)
Daniel J. Hornbach, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Mark C. Hove, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Kelly MacGregor, Macalester College, St. Paul MN

PREBURN BASELINE INVENTORY OF EPIGEIC INVERTEBRATES AT THE TEWKSBURY UNIT OF THE ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 7.11 MB)
John Wheeler, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Chelsie Harder, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel MN
Steven Wagner, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

LEVELS OF PERSISTENT CONTAMINANTS IN BALD EAGLES NESTING ON THE ST.CROIX AND NAMEKAGON RIVERS, WITH COMPARISONS TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND LAKE SUPERIOR
Abstract
Presentation (PDF | 2.31 MB)
Bill Route, National Park Service, Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network
Mike Meyer, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Mark Martel, Audubon Minnesota

AFTER THE STORM: A NEW TWIST ON WARNER'S WOODS
Presentation (PDF | 3 MB)
Ron Lawrenz, Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center