Economic targeting of nonpoint pollution abatement for fish habitat protection

John B. Braden, Edwin E. Herricks, Robert S. Larson

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A model is presented which relates farm economics, pollutant delivery, fisheries habitat quality and reliability, and spatial optimization. The model identifies the most profitable cropping practices which provide an acceptable level of risk of impairment to the physical and chemical fish habitat. The potential of the model as a watershed management aid is demonstrated with an application to salmonid habitat in a Lake Michigan tributary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2399-2405
Number of pages7
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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