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Master of Science (MS)


Watershed Sciences


F. B. Wann


Within the last raw years several areas thin the state of Utah have been and are being developed for the conservation of migratory birds. Of utmost importance in this respect is the management of these areas so as to obtain a sufficient supply of rood plants for use by water fowl. Previous work done at the Bear River Migratory Waterfowl Refuge shows that the productivity or aquatic rood plants, chiefly Potamogeton pectinates L. and Ruppis marittima L. varies with different localities and that these differences could not be attributed to chemical conditions of the water, i.e., dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, and hydrogen ion. Inasmuch as little was done on the soils. it was felt that soil characteristics might have some street on the productivity and distribution or the aquatic plants at this locality. Results from such a problem would undoubtedly aid in rut development or these habitats; hence the study seems opportune and might be or value.