||Environmental monitoring and assessment program : Gulf Coast Salt Marsh pilot study /
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory,
Environmental monitoring--Salt marsh. ;
Environmental protection--Salt marsh.
Environmental monitoring ;
Environmental impact assessments ;
Salt marshes ;
Water pollution sampling ;
Biological indicators ;
Gulf stream ;
Natural resources ;
Long term effects ;
Regional analysis ;
Experimental design ;
Field tests ;
Site surveys ;
Water quality ;
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||34 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) was initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor the condition of the Nation's natural resources. The Wetlands component of EMAP is designed to quantitatively assess the current status and long-term trends in wetland condition at regional and national scales. In the short-term, EMAP-Wetlands will provide standarized protocols for measuring and describing wetland condition, report on estimates of wetland condition in selected regions of the country, and develop standardized formats for reporting results. EMAP-Wetlands is being implemented by wetland class and geographic regions in three phases. Pilot studies are being conducted in small geographic regions (e.g., states) during the first phase to evaluate the ability of potential indicators to meet certain selection criteria. These studies will be followed by demonstration studies that evaluate the performance of indicators on larger scales (e.g., Gulf Coast region). Indicators that successfully meet critical criteria will be implemented regionally and nationally to assess wetland condition.
November 1992. Includes bibliographical references. "Eric M. Preston, project officer." Microfiche.