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Main Title Direct and Indirect Impacts of Urbanization on Wetland Quality. Wetlands and Watersheds Article No. 1.
Author T. Wright ; J. Tomlinson ; T. Schueler ; K. Cappiella ; A. Kitchell
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
D. Hirschman
CORP Author Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Year Published 2006
Stock Number PB2011-110119
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Water quality ; Watersheds ; Environmental impacts ; Urbanization ; Watersheds ; Ecology ; Ground water ; Water resources ; Wildlife ; Habitat ; Natural resources management ; Land use planning ; Water treatment ; Hydrology ; Sediments ; Pollution sources ; Regulations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-110119 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 93p
The purpose of this article is to review the current state of wetland science as it pertains to impacts from urbanization, and to explore the possible management implications for local natural resource managers and land use planners who are the principal audience for this article. It is always difficult to generalize about wetlands because they are so diverse with respect to their hydrology, plant communities and landscape position. In a real sense, no two wetlands are similar in their quality or function. In addition, the nature of urbanization (also referred to as land development in this article) in the area draining to wetlands often differs greatly from site to site. Despite this variability, several consistent and recurring impacts have been observed in different wetlands around the country. At the outset, it is important to define the terminology that will be used throughout this article. Box 1 provides definitions for various terms used in this article and subsequent articles.