Welcome to the Lower Mississippi Valley (LMV) Integrated Landscape Monitoring and Science Web site. Patterns observed on the landscape result from both natural processes and management decisions of individual Federal, State, county, and private organizations. Land-use actions, water management, habitat conservation, species protection and recovery, and ecosystem restoration are efforts that increasingly need landscape-level approaches to help integrate scientific information with management decisions. These issues are particularly relevant to the LMV, the largest floodplain in the U.S., extending from southern Missouri and Illinois to the northern Gulf of Mexico. This web site has been created to provide a comprehensive resource for scientific and ecological information on the natural resources of the LMV.