||Estuarine habitat assessment protocol /
Simenstad, C. A. ;
Tanner, C. D. ;
Thom, R. M. ;
Conquest, L. L.
||Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA. ;Washington Univ., Seattle.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
|| Puget Sound Estuary Program,
Estuarine ecology--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ;
Environmental monitoring--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ;
Habitat (Ecology)--Washington (State)--Puget Sound. ;
Pacific Ocean--Puget Sound.
Aquatic habitats ;
Fish management ;
Wildlife management ;
Habitat improvements ;
Marine environment ;
Marine biology ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Quality control ;
Quality assurance ;
Habitat Assessment Protocol ;
Puget Sound Estuary Program
||NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||ix, 201 pages ; 28 cm
Developed in response to the need for procedures that quantitatively assess the function of estuarine wetlands and associated nearshore habitats for fish and wildlife. Thus far, a systematic approach for measuring the function of estuarine wetlands and nearshore habitats that considers the factors has not been available. Consequently, restoration and creation of estuarine habitats have proceeded Haphazardly. Without such procedures, the scientific knowledge required to link the characteristics of estuarine habitats to their function in support of fish and wildlife will not emerge. The approach of the Protocol, and of the procedures and measurements it recommends, is intended to bridge the gap between estuarine habitat characteristics and the habitat's function to support fish and wildlife.
Supplemented by: Estuarine habitat assessment supplements / Charles A. Simenstad, Curtis D. Tanner, and Ronald M. Thom, 1989. "September, 1991"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-134). "EPA 910/9-91-037"--Cover.