Creating Freshwater Wetlands: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Creating Freshwater Wetlands

2nd Edition

By Donald A. Hammer

CRC Press

448 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781566700481
pub: 1996-10-31
SAVE ~$48.00
$240.00
$192.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429157257
pub: 2014-07-22
from $28.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Creating Freshwater Wetlands, Second Edition clearly demonstrates the step-by-step processes required to restore or create freshwater wetlands. It presents practical advice on choosing sites, getting help, attracting and stocking wildlife, selecting plants, and wetland operation and maintenance. This is an excellent book on one of the most fascinating ecosystems on the planet.

Reviews

"Donald Hammer is a strong advocate for creating and maintaining wetlands…would be used best for initial research of wetlands creation."-Water Environment Technology, January 1999

Promo Copy

Table of Contents

Marshes, Bogs, Swamps, Sloughs, Fens, Tules, and Bayous

Introduction

Wetland Definitions

Wetland Classification

Functions of Natural Wetlands

Summary

Wetland Regulation

Introduction

"The Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act of 1995"

Wetland Categorization

Mitigation

Three Important Components - Water, Soil, and Vegetation

Introduction

Hydrology

Soils

Vegetation

Nature's Methods for Creating and Maintaining Wetlands

Large Scale: Geologic

Small-Scale Factor

Maintenance

Wetlands: Functions and Values

Introduction

Life Support Functional Values

Water Purification

Hydrologic Modification

Erosion Protection

Open Space and Aesthetics

Cultural Resources

Recreation and Education

Bio-geo-chemical Cycling

Defining Your Objectives

Creation or Restoration?

Objectives

Wetlands Functions and Objectives

Determining Functional Values

Advice and Assistance

The Team Approach

Technical Assistance

Financial Assistance

Summary

Site Selection and Evaluation

Introduction

General Considerations

Specific Considerations

Project Planning

Design Selection

Specific Designs

Major Structures

Dikes, Dams, and Berms

Water Control Structures

Estimating Capacity

Structure Comparisons

Emergency Spillways

Plans and Construction

Preparation of Plans

Preparation for Construction

Construction

Plant Selection

Introduction

Hydrology

Substrate

Species Characteristics

Sources of Plant Materials

Summary

Planting Vegetation

Introduction

Natural Methods

Planting Vegetation

Summary

Attracting and Stocking Wildlife

Constructed Wetlands-Special Considerations

Introduction

Design

Construction

Operation

Monitoring

A Case History

Summary and Comments

Operation and Maintenance

Introduction

First Year

Second Year

Subsequent Years

Bogs and Fens

Forested Wetlands

Other Considerations

Mosquitos

System Perturbations

Routine Maintenance

Monitoring

Wetland Restoration and Creation

Appendix A. References

Appendix B. Common and Scientific Names

Appendix C. Sources of Supply

Appendix D. Wetland Training

Appendix E. Wetland Newsletters and Journals

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply