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Taking Stock of Coastal Communities  [105]

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Lake Superior’s coastal zone is undergoing stress from invasive species, coastal development, climate change, and pollutants carried by stormwater runoff. These stresses can be linked to human behavior, which is challenging to address in environmental policies and programs. Understanding the “human” side is critical to finding solutions to preventable environmental problems. This database is a catalog of the studies that address some aspect of coastal water or natural resource use and socio-economics by both topic and social construct. The geographic range is limited to Northeastern Minnesota, though studies may cover a broader region.

The sub-communities are Social Constructs and Topical Categories. Social constructs provides a way to see all studies that focus on specific social aspects of resource use, such as adoption of practices, demographics, economic behavior, or social networks. Topical categories provides a way to find studies on any particular natural resource-related topic, such as climate change, forestry, invasive species, or land use. Browsing by “title” will show all studies in the selected category.

This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. Project partners include the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Natural Resources Research Institute, and U of MN Department of Forest Resources in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences.

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Cook County Local Energy Project - Project Resume

Unknown author (2015)
This item contains descriptions of events and projects, with details regarding dates and funding, for aspects of the Cook County Local Energy Project: Project Resume. Dates span 2008-2016.

A Paleolimnological Comparison of Burntside and Shagawa Lakes, Northeastern Minnesota

Bradbury, J. Platt; Waddington, Jean C B (1978-01)
The paleolimnological records of Burntside and Shagawa Lakes in northeastern Minnesota reveal that these two adjacent lakes have been limnologically distinct for many years prior to the late 19th century activities of ...

Wildland Recreation Research in the Western Lake Superior Basin: An Annotated Bibliography

Lime, David W; Fox, Karen M; Jeong, Gang Hoan; Lewis, Michael S (1990)
While this annotated bibliography touches upon visitor use of water resources in coastal areas, it is primarily a recreation/leisure studies document with little detail on coastal water resources. The abstract is reproduced ...

Wild Rice: The Minnesota Legislature, a Distinctive Crop, GMOs, and Ojibwe Perspectives

Walker, Rachel Kurkee; Doerfler, Jill (2009)
This 26 page legal brief summarizes the history of treaty law, political debate, legislation in Minnesota related to wild rice, as well as the industry position (especially for Monsanto). The LEXISNEXIS Summary is reproduced ...

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