||EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Initiates Wetlands Research in the Pacific Northwest.
Kentula, M. E. ;
||Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Water quality ;
Environmental impacts ;
Fresh water ;
Pacific Northwest Region(United States) ;
Clean Water Act
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In January 1986 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted a Wetlands Research Plan (Zedler and Kentula 1986). The plan describes the research necessary to assist the Agency in implementing its responsibilities for protecting wetlands, including Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Three research needs were identified and an emphasis on freshwater systems was recommended. Research will be implemented to: (1) assess the water quality functions of wetlands; (2) develop methods to predict the cumulative impact(s) associated with wetland loss; and (3) improve the formulation and evaluation of wetland creation/ restoration projects required as mitigation for unavoidable impacts. (Copyright (c) Northwest Environmental Journal 3:163-164, 1987.)