Accession Number:

ADA243561

Title:

Development of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Research Program, October 1990

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Wetlands Research ProgramWRP is to use scientific and engineering disciplines of the USACE, in coordination and cooperation with other agencies and offices, to provide environmentally sound, cost-effective techniques to manage the Nations wetlands. To accomplish this purpose, the WRP encompasses a number of activities including the following 1 Conducting an active interagency coordination and cooperation 2 Providing a mechanism for technology and information transfer 3 Examining the basic processes that result in wetlands functions 4 Refining existing technology for delineating and evaluating wetlands in order to provide methods sensitive to regional differences in wetland soils, vegetation, and hydrology 5 Examining existing wetlands restoration, protection, and establishment sites 6 Developing engineering and scientific guidelines and technologies for designing, constructing, and managing wetlands 7 Developing standards for data management systems for use in wetlands accounting, and developing standards for collection and interrelating data 8 Refining existing mapping techniques 9 Demonstrating andor evaluating development and managements of wildlife habitats.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE