||Research Strategy for the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. Wetlands 1993 Gulf of Mexico Estuarine Emergent Salt Marsh Pilot Study. Phase 2.
McAllister, L. ;
Ernst, R. ;
Huntley, B. ;
Turner, R. E. ;
Swenson, E. M. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Coastal Ecology Lab. ;National Wetlands Inventory, St. Petersburg, FL.
Environmental monitoring ;
Salt marshes ;
Mexico Gulf ;
Geographic areas ;
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ;
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In response to the gap in the environmental data upon which regulations are developed and based, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board recommended in 1988 that the EPA initiate a program to: (1) monitor the status and trends of the Nation's ecological resources; and (2) develop innovative methods for identifying environmental problems before they become widespread or irreversible. As a result, the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) is being developed with a commitment to long-term, regional- and national-scale efforts to evaluate and report the condition of ecological resources. EMAP is a nationwide program administered by the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD), designed to characterize the changing condition of the Nation's ecological resources on large geographic scales over long periods of time. The document presents the research strategy for Phase II of the pilot study and describes general guidelines for addressing or accomplishing the project components.