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Some biological effects of ditching tidewater marshes

Author: Warren Scudder Bourn; Clarence Cottam; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Publisher: Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1950.
Series: Research report (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just a century ago some 625,000 acres of salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes bordered the Atlantic coast from Maine to Virginia. As early as 1885, however, work was begun to reclaim for agriculture considerable acreages of the fresher tidal lands. This research was conducted to study the effects of marshland drainage on plants, wildlife and wildlife habitat.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Scudder Bourn; Clarence Cottam; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
OCLC Number: 7707112
Notes: Maps in pocket.
"Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of the Interior"--Cover.
Description: iii, 30 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm + 7 maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Study areas established --
Effects of drainage --
Importance of research --
Summary --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Research report (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 19.
Responsibility: by Warren S. Bourn, Clarence Cottam.

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Just a century ago some 625,000 acres of salt, brackish, and freshwater marshes bordered the Atlantic coast from Maine to Virginia. As early as 1885, however, work was begun to reclaim for agriculture considerable acreages of the fresher tidal lands. This research was conducted to study the effects of marshland drainage on plants, wildlife and wildlife habitat.

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