||An approach to improving decision making in wetland restoration and creation /
Kentula, Mary E. ;
Brooks, R. P. ;
Gwin, S. E. ;
Holland, C. C. ;
Sherman, A. D.
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Forest Resources Lab. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
|| C.K. Smoley,
Wetland conservation--United States--Decision making ;
Restoration ecology--United States--Evaluation ;
Wetland management--United States ;
Restoration ecology--Evaluation ;
Wetland conservation--Decision making ;
Ecossistemas De Agua Doce ;
Decision making ;
Project planning ;
Flow charts ;
Clean Water Act
||Region 2 Library/New York,NY
||Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
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||xxix, 151 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The report is based on over five years of data from a monitoring program that includes natural, created and restored wetlands. Major research objectives are to: (1) develop performance criteria, (2) track the development of projects, and (3) suggest improvements in the design of future projects. The research uses natural wetlands in a region as models to define standards for restored and created wetland projects. Finally, Chapter 6 illustrates how data collected from local natural wetlands can, and should, be used to improve project design.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-146) and index.
1. Terms used -- The WRP approach and its applications -- Key concepts. 2. Minimum information needed -- Features of EPA's permit tracking system -- Incorporating additional information -- Reporting the information. 3. Deciding on a sampling strategy -- Identifying priority areas -- Selecting sites -- Defining the boundaries of a study area -- Defining and sampling the population of natural wetlands -- Finalizing the list of projects and natural wetlands to be sampled. 4. Documentation of as-built conditions -- Routine assessments -- Comprehensive assessments -- Assessment variables -- Developing an efficent sampling strategy. 5. Suggested ways to represent the data collected -- Techniques for determining differences in samples -- Evaluating projects abd setting performance criteria. 6. Wetland type -- Vegetation -- Other important structural characteristics.