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Main Title A method for wetland functional assessment.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Adamus, Paul R.
Stockwell, L. T.
CORP Author United States. Federal Highway Administration. Offices of Research and Development.; Center for Natural Areas.
Publisher United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Offices of Research and Development ; N.T.I.S. [distributor],
Year Published 1983
Report Number Report no. FHWA-IP-82-23; Report no. FHWA-IP-82-24
Stock Number 050-001-00266-3 (Vol. 1) ; 050-001-00267-3 (Vol. 2)
OCLC Number 09592213
ISBN $6.50 (Vol. 1) $6.00 (Vol. 2)
Subjects Wetlands--Classification--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Wetland ecology ; Roads--Environmental aspects--Handbooks, manuals, etc ; Aquatic life ; Evaluation
Additional Subjects Wetlands--Classification ; Wetlands--Evaluation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  QH541.5.M3M4 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/01/1988
ESBM  QH541.5.M3A35 1983 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 10/11/1996
Collation 2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title. "The contents of this report reflect the views of the Office of Implementation of the Federal Highway Administration"--Page 2 of cover. "Performing organization ... Center for Natural Areas"--Page [i]. Contract Number: DTFH 61-80-C-00086. "March 1983." Final report (Manual). Includes bibliographical references. "Report no. FHWA-IP-82-23"--Vol. I. "Report no. FHWA-IP-82-24"--Vol. II. "HRD-10/3-83(1500)"--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Notes
The manual presents a state-of-the-art review of wetland functions. Functions covered include groundwater recharge and discharge, flood storage and desynchronization, shoreline anchoring and dissipation of erosive forces, sediment trapping, nutrient retention and removal, food chain support (detrital export), habitat for fish and wildlife, and active and passive recreation. The manual covers all wetland types in the 48 coterminous states, and uses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service definition and classification system. It examines the validity, interactions, and possible significance thresholds for the functions, as well as documenting their underlying processes. With appropriate qualifying information, wetland types are ranked for each function. Wetland types ideal for each function are identified and illustrated. Potential impacts of highways upon each function are described and, where available, possible thresholds are given. v. 1. Critical review and evaluation concepts / Paul R. Adamus, L.T. Stockwell -- v. 2. FHWA assessment method / Paul R. Adamus, principal investigator.