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Main Title A Process for regional assessment of wetland risk : Summary Report /
Author Adamus, Paul R., ; Leibowitz, S.
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/249; EPA-68-C8-0006; PB93146793
Stock Number PB93-146793
OCLC Number 28009978
Subjects Prairie Pothole Region ; Prairie ecology ; Wetland conservation ; United States--Prairie Pothole Region
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Risk assessment ; Ecology ; Water pollution effects ; Natural resources management ; Regional analysis ; Information transfer ; Wildlife ; Hydrology ; Chemical compounds ; Bioindicators ; Best Professional Judgement ; Prairie Pothole Region(United States)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESBD  EPA-600-R-92-249 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/21/2017
NTIS  PB93-146793 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4 volumes : tables, maps ; 28 cm
The primary purpose of the report is to demonstrate a process for prioritizing risks of wetland loss. It is intended for use in regions where technical data are very limited, or where the time or resources for obtaining such data are very limited. Because of the unevenness of the technical understanding of wetland functions in many regions, there are often instances where required, routine decisions by agency staff must rely on 'Best Professional Judgement' (BPJ). The report illustrates one means of formalizing BPJ in the context of risk assessment, using a process that incorporates available literature and information from a panel of regional experts. The process is demonstrated through an assessment of the risks to valued functions (e.g., wildlife production) as a result of wetland loss (through both conversion and degradation) in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States) (PPR). The process described in the report is intended to support ecological risk assessment, in the sense that it facilitates a priori determinations of probability that wetland functional losses will occur if certain actions are taken.
"December 1992" -- Title page and cover Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-17, A-25, B-106-121).
Contents Notes
Summary Report -- Appendix A: Results of application of the risk assessment process--Appendix B: Technical documentation, Prairie Pothole Region--Appendix C: Conceptual process model for basin-type wetlands of the Prairie Pothole Region. Report summarizes literature and expert opinion on the multiple functions of wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region.