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Main Title A User guide to assessing proper functioning condition and the supporting science for lotic areas /
Author Prichard, Donald E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Anderson, John.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Applied Resource Sciences Center,
Year Published 1998
Report Number BLM/RS/ST-98/001+1737
Stock Number TR 1737-15
OCLC Number 40564108
Subjects Riparian areas--United States--Management ; Wetland conservation--United States ; Stream conservation--United States ; Environmental monitoring--United States ; Environmental impact analysis--United States
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QH541.5.R52P743 1998 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/07/2010
Collation vi, 126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
"September 1998"--Report documentation p. "BLM/RS/ST-98/001+1737"--P. [2] of cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-124).
Contents Notes
"The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service, working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, have established a method for evaluating the condition of riparian wetland areas. The method involves assessing whether an area is in proper functioning condition. This qualitative, yet science-based process considers both abiotic and biotic factors as they relate to physical function. It facilitates communication about the condition of a riparian-wetland area and focuses attention on the physical process before considering values. A standard checklist is used to ensure consistency in reporting the condition of riparian-wetland areas. Occasionally, items on the checklist will have to be quantified to determine how they should be answered, and numerous methods of quantification are provided."--Report documentation page.