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Table Hc01: Summary of Natural Features Inventories within a Niangua Watershed

Table Hc01: Summary of Natural Features Inventories within a Niangua Watershed
Significant aquatic features
Streams with Niangua darter habitat (Niangua River, Little Niangua River, Starks Creek, Thomas Creek, Cahochie Creek) 5
Gray bat roosts 5
Springs (Bennett Spring, Ha Ha Tonka Spring) 2
Mesic Bottomland Forest 1
Great blue heron rookery 1
Pond shrub swamp 1
TOTAL 15
Exceptional aquatic features
Great blue heron rookeris 4
Springs and spring branches 3
Streams with Niangua darter habitat (Greesy Creek) 1
TOTAL 8
Notable aquatic features
Sloughs 6
Great blue heron rookeris 5
Springs and spring branches 4
Mesic bottomland forests 4
Waterfalls 1
Caves 1
TOTAL 21

Significant features = Biologic or geologic element of such high-quality size and/or rarity that it is of statewide importance

Exceptional features = High-quality natural communities, extant rare species sites, or other special features which increase the preservation value of an area, but are of regional rather than statewide importance.

Notable features = Sites of local interest only, and by themselves are not targeted for preservation.

Key Messages: 

Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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