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Title: Identification of relevant criteria and survey of potential application sites for artificial habitat creation : volume 1, relevant criteria for marsh-island site selection and their application
Authors: Coastal Zone Resources Corporation
Keywords: Marshes
Salt marshes
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Wildlife habitat improvement
Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Contract Report D-76-2 Vol.1
Abstract: This report develops a process for the selection of areas appropriate for artificial marsh construction using dredged material. By application of the methodology set forth, Engineer District personnel will be able to efficiently identify such areas. In Volume I of the report, the biophysical and socioeconomic information needed to evaluate potential marsh creation sites is described and the rationale for the importance of such data is presented. A two-scaled approach to analyzing the information base typically available to the Engineer District is detailed. Specific kinds of problems that might arise and theoretical approaches to their solution are also discussed. The selection rationale is tested in Volume II by the choice and description of 50 prime candidate project areas, 10 within each of five major coastal geographical regions. From this compilation, 10 optimum project areas, two in each geographical region, were selected and described further using data gathered in the project areas and from relevant Engineer Districts.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report D-76-2 Vol.1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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