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  1. Introduction
  2. Importance of US Army corps in the management of streams
  3. Aims of the army corps engineers
  4. Compliance permits
  5. Trout Management methods
  6. Stream bank stabilization
  7. Stream modification
  8. Aquatic plant restoration
  9. Conclusion

The Army Corps of Engineers is the agent of land and waters resource projects. Its mission is to manage and conserve all the natural resources in consistency with the ecosystem management principles. It provides quality public outdoor recreational experience in order to serve the present and future generations. The US Army corps in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposed rule to ensure the protection of streams that harbor a large number of trout. The new rules, though, do not apply to new types of waters, rather it is consistent with the Clean Water Act provisions and the supreme court directions on the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. The new rule preserves the exemptions of the Clean Water Act and the exclusions for agricultural practices. The specific agricultural practices that protect or improve water quality are not subject to these laws. The health of water ecosystem, rivers, lakes, coastal waters and bays depend entirely on streams and the wetlands where they begin. Streams bring a number of benefits to the communities. They trap floodwaters, remove pollution and most importantly, provide a good habitat for fish and wildlife. The role of fishing in growing the economy is clearly defined. Although 60 percent of the streams in the United States flow seasonally, their impact on downstream water quality and the aquatic life is massive. The Army Corps of Engineers have launched on an awareness program to ensure the enforcement of the new rules (David, 2014).

[...] The action taken by the Army Corps Engineers is aimed at providing a longstanding protection to critical fish habitats and cleaner drinking water. Bibliography Steve Moyer. (2014). T.U support EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' Efforts to restore protections to headwater trout streams. Retrieved May from http://www.tu.org/press-releases/tu-supports-epa-corps-of-engineers-draft-ruleprotectingheadwater-streams David Nickum. (2014). EPA, corps propose new rule to protect water quality. Retrieved May from http://www.coloradotu.org/2014/03/epa-corps-propose-new-rule-to-protectwater-quality/ 13 THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE TO TROUT STREAMS Potesta and Advocates. (2004). A biological Review of US Army Corps of Engineers MitigatingProtocols. Washington DC. [...]


[...] Introduction The Army Corps of Engineers is the agent of land and waters resource projects. Its mission is to manage and conserve all the natural resources in consistency with the ecosystem management principles. It provides quality public outdoor recreational experience in order to serve the present and future generations. The US Army corps in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposed rule to ensure the protection of streams that harbor a large number of trout. The new rules, though, do not apply to new types of waters, rather it is consistent with the Clean Water Act provisions and the supreme court directions on the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. [...]


[...] The other protection devices include spawning channels and guiding devices in order to get migrating fish past dams, turbines and other devices that can pose a substantial danger to the life of the fish. Removal of obstructions helps to allow the access of undesirable species and provide spawning access to streams. These include sand or gravel bars that are often build across the stream mouth, beaver dams, logjams and waterfalls. Planting hatchery-reared trout A natural trout stream has limited productivity capacity. The wild trout is responsible for reproducing to fill the capacity of the streams. [...]


[...] The act recognizes the importance of clean water to the America's citizens and the fish as a natural resource. It includes rules that were not provided for in previous acts such as guidelines on upland drainage ditches, artificially irrigated areas, artificial lakes and pond, artificial ornamental waters and water filled depressions. The provisions of the new rule provide direction of the definition of United States Waters to streams and the adjacent wetlands, where most of them flow seasonally. In the event these areas are affected by human activities, it leads to a massive damage on the wildlife habitat, especially the fish, and impacts on the quality of drinking water. [...]


[...] These values are influenced by the ecological theories that exist concerning the streams. Great streams are believed that they are converted from allochthonous inputs. The priority area is felt to be having different special biological significance that may sustain the species of trout fish. One of the primary priority areas is the Primary Trout Streams and the streams with endangered species. These areas are given the highest factor value when calculating the mitigation values. It is the work of the Corps to do research on the existing factors of the streams prior to any project. [...]

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