Functional Assessment of Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Wetlands
Author: E. Maltby
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN: 184569516X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Assessment of Wetlands Book Excerpt:

Wetlands perform functions that deliver benefits to society, often referred to as ecosystem services. These ecosystem services include water supply, flood regulation, water purification, climate regulation, biodiversity, agriculture (e.g. grazing land), and amenity. A functional approach to wetland assessment enables a holistic view to be taken of the wide range of services wetlands can provide. The functional assessment procedures (FAPs) in this volume translate best available scientific knowledge into reasonable predictions of how component parts of wetlands function in different landscape contexts. They can be used to indicate the potential and priorities for management options in such areas as flood control, pollution reduction and biodiversity conservation. Functional assessment enables the user to predict the functioning of a wetland area without the need for comprehensive and expensive empirical research The FAPs therefore provide a methodology that can be used by both experts and non-experts to assess wetland functioning relatively rapidly. The volume includes an electronic version of the FAPs on CD which automates aspects of the assessment once the initial recording stage is completed. It is anticipated that the FAPs will be used by a range of individuals or organisations concerned with wetland management who wish to gain a better understanding of the processes, functions, services or benefits and potential of the wetlands for which they have responsibility. Provides a systematic methodology to evaluate how wetlands function Allows non-experts to assess wetland functioning rapidly and cost-effectively Automates aspects of the functional assessment through the accompanying CD-ROM

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands

Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands
Author: Joseph S. Larson,Paul R. Adamus,Ellis J. Clairain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hydrology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands Book Excerpt:

"This manual is based on the authors' experience teaching the Wetland Assessment Training Course to employees of the Chinese National Environmental Protection Agency (CNEPA) at Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, October 1986 and at Tongliao, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, august 1987, Peoples Republic of China. the object of the course was to provide a basic introduction to freshwater wetlands, their functions and preliminary techniques by which to screen wetlands for potential functions. Minimal acquaintance with wetlands, as systems, was assumed and emphasis was put on functions important to subsistence economies and sustainable utilization. The manual is designed to be used by an instructor who has taken the course or who has had training in wetland functions and assessment. It is an outline on which not all of the concepts and procedures are fully developed. It is intended to serve as an instructional guide to course topics and organization, and a framework for student note taking, discussion, and as an aide to bridging a language barrier. We recommend that instructors use the books listed in section 11.0 as prime sources while instructing the course. We have drawn from them extensively."--Page ii.

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Roads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment Book Excerpt:

The manual presents a state-of-the-art review of wetland functions. Functions covered include groundwater recharge and discharge, flood storage and desynchronization, shoreline anchoring and dissipation of erosive forces, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and removal, food chain support (detrital export), habitat for fish and wildlife, and active and passive recreation. The manual covers all wetland types in the 48 coterminous states, and uses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service definition and classification system. It examines the validity, interactions, and possible significance thresholds for the functions, as well as documenting their underlying processes. With appropriate qualifying information, wetland types are ranked for each function. Wetland types ideal for each function are identified and illustrated. Potential impacts of highways upon each function are described and, where available, possible thresholds are given.

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Paul R. Adamus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetland conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wetlands

Wetlands
Author: Committee on Characterization of Wetlands,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1995-09-20
ISBN: 0309587220
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands Book Excerpt:

"Wetlands" has become a hot word in the current environmental debate. But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands. The committee--whose members were drawn from academia, government, business, and the environmental community--builds a rational, scientific basis for delineating wetlands in the landscape and offers recommendations for further action. Wetlands also discusses the diverse hydrological and ecological functions of wetlands, and makes recommendations concerning so-called controversial areas such as permafrost wetlands, riparian ecosystems, irregularly flooded sites, and agricultural wetlands. It presents criteria for identifying wetlands and explores the problems of applying those criteria when there are seasonal changes in water levels. This comprehensive and practical volume will be of interest to environmental scientists and advocates, hydrologists, policymakers, regulators, faculty, researchers, and students of environmental studies.

ASSESSMENT OF WETLAND CONDITION AND WETLAND MAPPING ACCURACY IN UPPER BLACKS FORK AND SMITHS FORK UINTA MOUNTAINS UTAH

ASSESSMENT OF WETLAND CONDITION AND WETLAND MAPPING ACCURACY IN UPPER BLACKS FORK AND SMITHS FORK  UINTA MOUNTAINS  UTAH
Author: Diane Menuz,Ryhan Sempler,Jennifer Jones
Publsiher: Utah Geological Survey
Total Pages: 31
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1557919259
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ASSESSMENT OF WETLAND CONDITION AND WETLAND MAPPING ACCURACY IN UPPER BLACKS FORK AND SMITHS FORK UINTA MOUNTAINS UTAH Book Excerpt:

The Utah Geological Survey surveyed 28 sites in 2014 to quantify the location and condition of wetlands on the north slope of the Uinta Mountains in the Upper Blacks Fork and Smiths Fork watersheds. The three project goals were to compare accuracy of different wetland mapping techniques, assess wetland condition at randomly selected field sites, and develop a landscape model to predict wetland condition. Field mapping resulted in 6.2% and 13.1% less wetland area than mapping conducted by the National Wetland Inventory and the U.S. Forest Service, respectively. Sites were at or near pristine condition based on most field measures, though sites did show evidence of disturbance from grazing and non-native plant species. Landscape model results indicate that sites further from roads, closer to trails, and within the wilderness boundary generally had healthier plant community composition measures. While wetlands in the study area are overall in good condition, we recommend follow-up work to better quantify the impact of livestock grazing on wetlands in the area using study sites with well-understood levels of grazing intensity.

Wetland Functional Assessment for Estero Pointe Wetlands

Wetland Functional Assessment for Estero Pointe Wetlands
Author: Kevin L. Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ecological assessment (Biology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Roads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment Book Excerpt:

The manual presents a state-of-the-art review of wetland functions. Functions covered include groundwater recharge and discharge, flood storage and desynchronization, shoreline anchoring and dissipation of erosive forces, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and removal, food chain support (detrital export), habitat for fish and wildlife, and active and passive recreation. The manual covers all wetland types in the 48 coterminous states, and uses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service definition and classification system. It examines the validity, interactions, and possible significance thresholds for the functions, as well as documenting their underlying processes. With appropriate qualifying information, wetland types are ranked for each function. Wetland types ideal for each function are identified and illustrated. Potential impacts of highways upon each function are described and, where available, possible thresholds are given.

Wetlands Law and Policy

Wetlands Law and Policy
Author: Kim Diana Connolly,Stephen M. Johnson,Douglas R. Williams
Publsiher: American Bar Association
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781590312865
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands Law and Policy Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the Clean Water Act's Section 404 permitting program, this comprehensive analysis of the government's evolving role in protecting wetlands covers the scientific, social, and legal implications of Section 404, and includes chapters detailing wetlands ecology, the states' role in implementing these policies, takings issues, judicial review, and agricultural programs.

Wetland Soils

Wetland Soils
Author: Michael J. Vepraskas,J.L. Richardson,M.J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-09-15
ISBN: 1420026232
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Soils Book Excerpt:

Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northw

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments
Author: John Dorney,Rick Savage,Ralph W Tiner,Paul Adamus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 0128050926
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments Book Excerpt:

Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments: Development, Validation, and Application describes the scientific and environmental policy background for rapid wetland and stream assessments, how such assessment methods are developed and statistically verified, and how they can be used in environmental decision-making—including wetland and stream permitting. In addition, it provides several case studies of method development and use in various parts of the world. Readers will find guidance on developing and testing such methods, along with examples of how these methods have been used in various programs across North America. Rapid wetland and stream functional assessments are becoming frequently used methods in federal, state and local environmental permitting programs in North America. Many governments are interested in developing new methods or improving existing methods for their own jurisdictions. This book provides an ideal guide to these initiatives. Offers guidance for the use and evaluation of rapid assessments to developers and users of these methods, as well as students of wetland and stream quality Contains contributions from sources who are successful in academia, industry and government, bringing credibility and relevance to the content Includes a statistically-based approach to testing the validity of the rapid method, which is very important to the usefulness and defensibility of assessment methods

Wetlands Regulatory Reform Act of 1995

Wetlands Regulatory Reform Act of 1995
Author: U. S. Congress Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Staff,United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, Private Property, and Nuclear Safety
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Banks and Fees The Status of Off Site Wetland Mitigation in the United States

Banks and Fees  The Status of Off Site Wetland Mitigation in the United States
Author: Environmental Law Institute
Publsiher: Environmental Law Institute
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781585760466
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment

A Method for Wetland Functional Assessment
Author: United States. Federal Highway Administration. Office of the Associate Administration for Research and Development,United States. National Technical Information Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetland ecology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States

Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States
Author: C.C. Trettin,W.M. Aust,Joe Wisniewski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401165793
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States Book Excerpt:

The early 1990's marked an environmental watershed for our countly. Under two federal administrations significant environmental legislative, regulatOly and institutional changes took place which affected our Nation's wetland resources. Injust a few years, we have seen rapid evolution in the way in which we view wetlands with more emphasis on specific wetland types and the geographic provinces in which they occur. This Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) conference on "Wetland Ecology, Management and Conservation" represents just one example of our desire to understand wetlands in non-coastal regions of the southern United States. The backdrop to this conference was one where the government, universities, and private sector have come together to create a broader and more sophisticated understanding of environmental stewardship for our water resources, especially wetlands. Although enforcement of environmental legislation by federal and state government agencies - limited by manpower shortages, budgetary constraints and undermined by weak enforcement - remains strong as measured by world standards; the realization that environmental degradation of wetlands is likely to get much worse necessitates a greater commitment and increased resource allocation for wetland protection and management. These contiIUled pressures on the wetland resource will create substantial opportunities for the application of environmentally-sound technologies and interdisciplinmy modeling teams to keep abreast of the factors influencing wetland integrity and function in the last half of the 1990's.

Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act

Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Mitigating Wetland Losses
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2001-11-06
ISBN: 9780309133029
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act Book Excerpt:

Recognizing the importance of wetland protection, the Bush administration in 1988 endorsed the goal of “no net loss†of wetlands. Specifically, it directed that filling of wetlands should be avoided, and minimized when it cannot be avoided. When filling is permitted, compensatory mitigation must be undertaken; that is, wetlands must be restored, created, enhanced, and, in exceptional cases, preserved, to replace the permitted loss of wetland area and function, such as water quality improvement within the watershed. After more than a dozen years, the national commitment to “no net loss†of wetlands has been evaluated. This new book explores the adequacy of science and technology for replacing wetland function and the effectiveness of the federal program of compensatory mitigation in accomplishing the nation’s goal of clean water. It examines the regulatory framework for permitting wetland filling and requiring mitigation, compares the mitigation institutions that are in use, and addresses the problems that agencies face in ensuring sustainability of mitigated wetlands over the long term. Gleaning lessons from the mixed results of mitigation efforts to date, the book offers 10 practical guidelines for establishing and monitoring mitigated wetlands. It also recommends that federal, state, and local agencies undertake specific institutional reforms. This book will be important to anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the “no net loss†issue: policy makers, regulators, environmental scientists, educators, and wetland advocates.

Wetland Biological Assessments and HGM Functional Assessment

Wetland Biological Assessments and HGM Functional Assessment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Biological Assessments and HGM Functional Assessment Book Excerpt:

Wetlands Function Assessment and Management

Wetlands Function  Assessment  and Management
Author: Society of Wetland Scientists (U.S.). Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Wetlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands Function Assessment and Management Book Excerpt: