Management Recommendations for Mussels

Habitat conservation has become a significant component of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program's efforts to maintain viable populations of freshwater mussel and fish species. Threats to these species and their habitat include: misuse of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, toxic chemicals from point and non-point sources of pollution, habitat degradation from erosion and sedimentation, competition from exotic species and impoundment of free flowing streams and rivers. The pages below offer recommendations for the management of landscapes to help reduce impacts from these threats.


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