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Creating Freshwater Wetlands

Handbook / Manual

By: D A Hammer

406 pages, 16 col plates,b/w photos, figs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #67751 | ISBN: 1566700485
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NHBS Price: £105.00 $134/€124 approx

About this book

Practical reference book on creating and restoring freshwater wetlands.


Contents

Marshes, Bogs, Swamps, Sloughs, Fens, Tules, and BayousIntroductionWetland DefinitionsWetland ClassificationFunctions of Natural WetlandsSummaryWetland RegulationIntroduction"The Comprehensive Wetlands Conservation and Management Act of 1995"Wetland CategorizationMitigationThree Important Components - Water, Soil, and VegetationIntroductionHydrologySoilsVegetationNature's Methods for Creating and Maintaining WetlandsLarge Scale: GeologicSmall-Scale FactorMaintenanceWetlands: Functions and ValuesIntroductionLife Support Functional ValuesWater PurificationHydrologic ModificationErosion ProtectionOpen Space and AestheticsCultural ResourcesRecreation and EducationBio-geo-chemical CyclingDefining Your ObjectivesCreation or Restoration ObjectivesWetlands Functions and ObjectivesDetermining Functional ValuesAdvice and AssistanceThe Team ApproachTechnical AssistanceFinancial AssistanceSummarySite Selection and EvaluationIntroductionGeneral ConsiderationsSpecific ConsiderationsProject PlanningDesign SelectionSpecific DesignsMajor StructuresDikes, Dams, and BermsWater Control StructuresEstimating CapacityStructure ComparisonsEmergency SpillwaysPlans and ConstructionPreparation of PlansPreparation for ConstructionConstructionPlant SelectionIntroductionHydrologySubstrateSpecies CharacteristicsSources of Plant MaterialsSummaryPlanting VegetationIntroductionNatural MethodsPlanting VegetationSummaryAttracting and Stocking WildlifeConstructed Wetlands-Special ConsiderationsIntroductionDesignConstructionOperationMonitoringA Case HistorySummary and CommentsOperation and MaintenanceIntroductionFirst YearSecond YearSubsequent YearsBogs and FensForested WetlandsOther ConsiderationsMosquitosSystem PerturbationsRoutine MaintenanceMonitoringWetland Restoration and CreationAppendix A. ReferencesAppendix B. Common and Scientific NamesAppendix C. Sources of SupplyAppendix D. Wetland TrainingAppendix E. Wetland Newsletters and JournalsIndex

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