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|Main Title||Classification and Conservation Assessment of High Elevation Wetland Communities in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.|
|Author||Beyers, E. A. ; Vanderhorst, J. P. ; Streets, B. P.|
|CORP Author||West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources, Elkins. Div. of Wildlife Resources.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Conservation assessment ; Wetland communities ; Vegetation classification ; Biodiversity ; Ecological health ; Forested conifer ; Mixed swamps ; Peatlands ; High elevation ; Allegheny Mountains (West Virginia)|
The purpose of this project was to classify, document, map, and rank occurrences of high elevation wetland communities of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. The results provide a framework for assessing conservation priorities and serve as a baseline for assessing wetland health and functions related to biological diversity. The project also developed protocols, infrastructure, and technologies that can be applied to future assessments of natural communities in our state.