This project addresses long-term changes in a stream ecosystem in southeastern Pennsylvania to evaluate best management practices for riparian or streamside lands and provide a time frame for ecosystem recovery during reforestation. Educational and outreach programs will transmit these findings to farmers and landowners for implementation, to public officials and community groups for policy considerations, and to teachers and students.
Funded by: National Science Foundation DEB 0424681
Principal Investigator: Louis A. Kaplan
Collaborators: J. Denis Newbold, Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Thomas L. Bott, John K. Jackson, Bernard W. Sweeney, Charles L. Dow
Project Years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009