Accession Number:

ADA159630

Title:

Wetlands Research Program. Wetlands Functions and Values Study Plan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This report presents a research protocol for wetlands functions and value studies. An assessment technique developed for the Federal Highway Administration FHWA will serve as the framework for these activities. The study plan describes a multiyear research effort that will lead to the refinement, regionalization, and computerization of the FHWA Technique. The study plan also identifies research to strengthen the FHWA Technique by improving the technical literature upon which the technique is based. The study plan balances Corps wetlands values assessment needs with weaknesses in the technical literature to produce a list of national research priorities. Priority research identified in the study plan includes hydrology, water quality, and fish and wildlife studies primary and secondary productivity in Bottomland hardwoods, including swamps, of the Gulf and South Atlantic Coast and Interior Midcentral Regions Freshwater marshes adjacent to rivers and lakes in the Interior North Central-Great Lakes Region Estuarine marshes in the Pacific Coast Region Swamps in the North Atlantic Region and Tundra in the Alaska Region, Priority function-specific studies and some special studies are also identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE