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Main Title Vegetative Delineation of Coastal Salt Marsh Boundaries.
Author Eilers, H. P. ; Taylor, A. ; Sanville, W. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;California State Univ., Fullerton. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/275;
Stock Number PB85-124659
Additional Subjects Vegetation ; Marshes ; Protection ; Boundaries ; Legislation ; Indicator species ; Plants(Botany) ; Estimating ; Spatial distribution ; Cluster sampling ; Classifications ; Oregon ; Washington(State) ; Salt marshes ; Similarity method
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-124659 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
Legislation mandating the protection of wetlands and current pressures to convert them to other uses emphasize the need to accurately determine a wetland-upland boundary. The authors investigated six methods designed to establish such a boundary based on vegetation. Each method was applied to a common data set obtained from 295 quadrats along 22 transects between marsh and upland in 13 Oregon and Washington intertidal saline wetlands. Close agreement between wetland-upland boundaries determined by the six methods suggests that preclassification of plants and collection of plant cover data may not be necessary to determine a defensible boundary.