An Approach to Improving Decision-Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation succinctly compares populations of natural and created wetlands to determine whether restored wetlands successfully replace wetlands lost to development or other pressures. The book also presents strategies for mitigation of wetland losses, site selection for wetland restoration projects, and assessment of the level of attainable function for restored wetlands. The book is a significant resource for helping wetland professionals, planners, and ecologists formulate decisions affecting the creation and restoration of wetlands.
Table of Contents
1. The WRP Approach and its Applications 2. Key Concepts 3. Minimum Information Needed 4. Features of EPA‘s Permit Tracking System 5. Incorporating Additional Information 6. Reporting the Information 7. Deciding on a Sampling Strategy 8. Identifying Priority Areas 9. Selecting Sites 10. Documentation of As-Built Conditions 11. Routine Assessments 12. Comprehensive Assessments 13. Assessment Variables 14. Developing an Efficient Sampling Strategy 15. Suggested Ways to Represent the Data Collected 16. Techniques for Determining Differences in Samples 17. Evaluating Projects and Setting Performance Criteria 18. Wetland Type 19. Vegetation 20. Other Important Structural Characteristics