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Workshop on Nutrient Processes
in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

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Understanding the dynamic processes that govern the nutrient movement in the Upper Mississippi River Basin is vital to the USGS if we are to provide sound scientific and technical support to those who tasked with managing and regulating natural resources within the basin. These processes can best be understood by integrating the broad span of multidisciplinary work that comprises the core competencies of the USGS. The Biology and Water disciplines have conducted many field studies and investigations in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. To further this work and explore areas where collaborative efforts can further our understanding of nutrient processes in the Basin, a meeting sponsored by the two disciplines is scheduled for March 25-26, 2002 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center has conducted long-term monitoring on the Upper Mississippi River, as well as conducting numerous process oriented investigations. The NASQAN and NAWQA programs have compiled extensive water-quality data sets. USGS District and National Research Program scientists have conducted additional investigations within the Basin.

The intent of the meeting goes beyond simply presenting individual scientist's findings. It is prudent to examine how the results of the combination of these studies and the supporting data address the needs of natural resource managers and policy and decision makers. We would like the presentations and posters to address several broad questions. These include:

This information will be used by a group of about 10 program managers, who will meet after the formal sessions to further discuss these issues.

The workshop will be held at the La Crosse Center/Radisson Hotel in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on March 25-26, 2002. Registration will take place from 11:00 AM till noon on Monday the 25th. Presentations will be made from 1 PM till 4:30 PM. There will be a poster session on Monday evening with a concurrent social hour and a cash bar. Additional presentations will be made Tuesday from 8 AM till 11:30 AM. A tour of the Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center will be available beginning at 1 PM for those who wish to tour the BRD facility. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel. The rates are $55 for a single room and $85 for double occupancy. The telephone number of the hotel is 800-333-3333. The cutoff date for reservations is February 22, 2002, so please make your reservations soon. There is a $15 registration fee for the workshop. Please be prepared to pay by cash or check payable to Mike Dewey on your arrival. Please make a note on the check that it is for the USGS Nutrient Workshop. Receipts will be issued at registration. A complete agenda, additional information, speakers schedule, and other details will be posted shortly.

If you have any questions please feel free to call George Garklavs at 612-713-7275 or email me at garklavs@usgs.gov

We look forward to your participation in this workshop.

George Garklavs
William Richardson
Janice Ward

May 10, 2002

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