Applied wetlands science and technology by Donald M. Kent

By Donald M. Kent

Carrying on with the culture of excellence proven by way of the 1st version, the second one version of utilized Wetlands technology and know-how offers the basics for delineating, picking out, and regulating wetlands. It covers services and values, ecological tests, and the way to lessen adverse affects on wetlands. The booklet additionally offers crucial details on wetland production, enhancement, recovery, and tracking. chosen administration themes comprise designing and handling wetlands for flora and fauna, handling coastal marshes, and wetlands education.

Three new chapters within the moment Edition:

Wetlands Mitigation Banking-discusses the aim, coverage, and know-how of mitigation banking
Watershed Management-covers the most up-tp-date remediation know-how because it relates to wetlands
Managing worldwide Wetlands-describes the class and administration of wetlands in the course of the world

Written through wetland execs, this integral consultant furnishes broad info on how wetlands functionality, how they are often secure, and the way they are often controlled. spotting that every and each state of affairs is exclusive and calls for particular options, utilized Wetlands technological know-how and know-how, moment version specializes in supplying guidance for potent determination making.

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S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1992). Various ecologically based methods are acceptable for determining dominant plant species. Hays et al. (1981) provides operational descriptions of several techniques suitable for quantitatively measuring habitat variables. The Corps of Engineers recognizes various techniques that consider individual vegetation strata (Table 4). S. 5 ft).

Historically, the definition of the root zone and its maximum vertical extent has been critical to determining jurisdictional limits. This vertical extent is a direct function of soil series drainage class and permeability. The Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual defines major portions of the root zone to be that area within 30 cm of the soil surface (Environmental Laboratory, 1987). The ability to identify and delineate wetlands relative to the hydrology parameter relies on the investigator’s ability to recognize field indicators of wetland hydrology.

That is, not only locating wetlands on a subject parcel from a single source, but corroborating the identification through multiple sources. Another important objective of off-site determinations is documenting the dominant wetland cover type on parcels that have been preliminarily determined to have wetlands within their boundaries. Depending on the source, an interpreter can determine whether the wetlands are forested, scrub–shrub, emergent, aquatic bed, or open water. Detailed interpretation requires a greater level of effort and expertise but can result in greater detail, such as evergreen forest vs.

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