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Main Title Identification and Protection of Reference Wetland Natural Communities in Maryland: Potomac Watershed Floodplain Forests.
Author Thomson, D. ; Gould, A. M. A. ; Berdine, M. A.
CORP Author Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands Protection.
Year Published 1999
Stock Number PB2017-100285
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Communities ; Maryland ; Floodplains ; Vegetation ; Flood control ; Flood management ; Flooding ; Classification ; Floodplain forests ; Conservation ; Long-term monitoring ; Biodiversity ; Ecological health ; Restoration ; Maryland Vegetation Classification ; Potomac Watershed Floodplain Forests
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2017-100285 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/27/2017
Collation 124p
One impediment to wetland protection and restoration efforts is the lack of adequate benchmarks against which to assess ecological integrity. The health of an ecosystem is difficult, if not impossible to assess without explicit knowledge of the target community. Objective measures of the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on the complex and vast ecosystems of Maryland's palustrine wetlands present a daunting challenge. The measurement of these stresses, documentation of changes, and estimation of geographic cover depends upon the identification of basic units of these wetlands, the component communities, which are some of the end products of this project.