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Main Title Framework for the Assessment of the Wildlife Habitat Value of New England Salt Marshes.
Author McKinney, R. A. ; Wigand, C. ;
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher Oct 2006
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/132;
Stock Number PB2007-100979
Additional Subjects Wildlife management ; Habitat ; Coastal regions ; Natural resources management ; New England ; Natural resources protection ; Restoration ; Wetlands ; Assessments ; Endangered species ; Animals ; Birds ; Abundance ; Environmental protection ; Salt marshes
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NTIS  PB2007-100979 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 61p
Abstract Resource managers are frequently asked to make decisions that affect the protection and restoration of wetland habitats. The desire is often to base at least some part of the decision on an assessment of one or more wetland functions, such as wildlife habitat value. While protocols currently exist to evaluate wildlife habitat value in freshwater wetlands, there is a lack of stand-alone methods to assess this function for coastal salt marshes, a class of wetlands that are increasingly under development pressure from urbanization. In this report, we provide a framework for assessing the wildlife habitat value of New England salt marshes by identifying the habitat characteristics that influence the presence and abundance of wildlife species. We identify these characteristics from available information on the habitat requirements of 79 bird, 20 mammal, and 6 reptile and amphibian species that use New England salt marsh habitats.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
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