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Centrarchid population responses to habitat enhancement structures in the North Fork of the Illinois Bayou : a stream of the Boston Mountain Ecoregion

Raus, Marsha L.
This project was conducted under a Cooperative agreement between Oklahoma State University and the United States Forest Service. The purpose of this,research was to determine if installation of instream habitat structures enhances fisheries on the Ozark National Forest. Protection of riparian areas is given high priority on National Forests, therefore intense modifications of streamside zones are done only when necessary to correct or prevent problems. Management for multiple use objectives is also important and structures were designed and placed to minimize visual impacts and provide for the safety of all users. The experimental design would have been better if not for these considerations.