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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Manual for Assessment of Bottomland Hardwood Functions.
Author Adamus, P. R. ; Smith., R. D. ;
CORP Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands Protection.
Publisher Jun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/053;
Stock Number PB90-235805
Additional Subjects Hardwoods ; Wetlands ; Manuals ; Trees(Plants) ; Assessments ; Social effect ; Environmental impacts ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Natural resources management
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-235805 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/27/1990
Collation 88p
The manual outlines a procedure for qualitatively assessing the functions and values of bottomland hardwoods (BLH). The procedure is based on the Wetland Evaluation Technique (WET) and is referred to as WET-BLH. Wetland functions are the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics and processes of a wetland. Wetland values are the results of wetland functions that are beneficial to society. WET-BLH evaluates the following functions: ground water discharge, floodflow alteration, sediment stabilization, sediment/toxicant retention, nutrient removal/transformation, production export, finfish habitat, crayfish habitat, and wildlife habitat, and the following values: ecological significance, economic significance, cultural and recreational significance. WET-BLH evaluates functions in terms of effectiveness and opportunity, and values in terms of social significance.