Using Natural Infrastructure to Reduce Nutrient Pollution
Authors: August Froehlich
The Nature Conservancy conducted an analysis of the watersheds of western Lake Erie using readily available public raster and vector data to identify possible locations for restoration of natural floodplains, wetlands and stream corridors. Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder allowed for transparent explanation of process and results to stakeholders. In addition to the final layer unified input layers were created for the entire watershed, which previously had been divided by political boundaries.