Notes from Silver Creek: Computer Modeling for Stream Conservation
Nature Conservancy - Science
MARCH 26, 2013
What effects will land use changes have on a stream and its wildlife? How do conservation managers know what will happen in a stream when a restoration project takes place? Actually, stream managers now use sophisticated computer modeling to predict the outcomes of their activities. These models allow them to see how planting native shrubs, for instance, will alter stream flows and water temperatures. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.