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Title: Framework for the data-driven geographical expansion of rapid ecological assessment methods
Authors: Wetlands Regulatory Assistance Program (U.S.)
Berkowitz, Jacob F., 1979-
Noble, Chris V.
Wilson, Zachary M.
Keywords: Wetlands
Wetlands assessment
Rapid ecological assessment methods
Regulatory processes
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Note
Purpose: The current study outlines guidance for expanding the geographic extent of existing wetland and stream rapid ecological assessment methods beyond the currently identified area of application. Geographical expansion requires data collection and analysis to ensure technically sound, defensible, and transparent application of ecological assessments used within the Regulatory process. A case study approach is utilized describing the geographical expansion of one assessment method. The document is intended to complement information found in the “Technical Standard for the Development, Evaluation, and Improvement of Rapid Ecological Assessment Methods” and the “Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach to Assessing Wetland Function: Guidelines for Developing Guidebooks (v2.0)” (Smith et al. 2013; Berkowitz In Press).
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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