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About this book
About this book
This new edition of a bestseller further defines wetlands, describes their functions, and presents a variety of methods used to assess the extent of wetlands. It offers solutions to real-world problems and covers important subjects such as methods for identifying and delineating wetland boundaries and evaluating wetlands using aerial photography. It covers indicators of hydrological, chemical, and biological processes and information on soil surveys and plant measurements. Fully revised, this new edition has added content in the areas of wetland regulation and permitting, legal considerations, and includes updated mapping and surveying techniques.
Introduction Background What is a Wetland? The Federal Definition and Criteria for Identification of Wetlands Hydric Soils Wetland Hydrology Wetland Plants Methods Selecting a Method of Analysis and Level of Detail Routine Level Analysis Procedures Intermediate Level Analysis Procedures Comprehensive Level Analysis Procedures Additional Background and Details Soils Soil Surveys Munsell Color Charts Plant Measurements Additional Methods and Considerations Topographic Maps Aerial Photos and Remote Sensor Data Emergent Wetlands Submerged Wetlands Shrub/Scrub Wetlands Forested Wetlands Aerial Photos for Characterizing Soils Large Area Wetland Evaluation National Wetland Inventory Products Surveying and Mapping Discussion The Permitting Process Environmental Attorneys The Potential for Change Conclusions Bibliography and Other Wetland References Bibliography of General Wetland and Wetland Related Literature Bibliography of Plant Related Literature LAppendices Sources of Data Including Aerial Photos, Maps, and Other Data Sources Sample Intermediate Level Wetland Report and Data Records Index
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