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Keeping It On the Land Electronic Newsletter
This quarterly newsletter published by the Great Lakes Commission responds to information needs of soil erosion and sediment control professionals throughout the Great Lakes Basin. Archives of print version also available.

Proceedings: Sediment Reduction in the Great Lakes Basin: A Strategic View
This document contains proceedings and outcomes from the March 2, 2004 workshop.

Where the Land Meets the Water: Soil Erosion and Sedimentation in the Great Lakes Basin, Great Lakes Commission brochure.
A color brochure on the various types of erosion and sediment that occur in the Great Lakes Basin.

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, Great Lakes Commission brochure.
A four page color brochure providing general information on the Great Lakes Basin Program.

Keeping It on the Land!, Great Lakes Commission Booklet (text/photo PDF)
This booklet highlights soil erosion and sedimentation problems in the Great Lakes Basin, examines their environmental and economic implications, reviews current programs, and identifies agencies and organizations that can provide advice and assistance.

Annual Reports of the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (1991 - present)
The goal of the Great Lakes Basin Program is to protect and improve the basin's water quality by controlling soil erosion and sedimentation; limiting the input of associated nutrients and toxic contaminants; and minimizing off-site damages to harbors, streams, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational facilities and the basin's system of public works. These annual reports show the Great Lakes Basin Program's contuing success in these areas.

Ohio Lake Erie Buffer Program Strategic Plan, Lake Erie Buffer Team
This document organizes strategies to better incorporate conservation buffers into available conservation reserve programs in the Lake Erie basin.

Proceedings: Keeping it on the land... and out of the water! (PDF)
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Opportunities for the Great Lakes Basin @ Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 16-18, 1998
This document contains text from the keynote speakers, abstracts of the break-out sessions, and contact information for presenters and attendees at the conference.

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