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Headwater Streams

Letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A recent letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 39 scientists, some of them leading research scientists in their fields, emphasized the importance of protecting small headwater streams.

Where Rivers are Born

Where Rivers are Born: The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands

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Sponsored by American Rivers, the Sierra Club and Turner Foundations this excellent paper by a diverse group of researchers and lecturers summarizes the scientific basis for understanding how the health and productivity of rivers and lakes depends upon small streams and wetlands.

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