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Title: Regional guidebook for the functional assessment of organic flats, slopes, and depressional wetlands in the Northcentral and Northeast Region
Authors: Wetlands Regulatory Assistance Program (U.S.)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Keywords: Assessment
Clean Water Act
Depressional wetlands
Functional Assessment
Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach
Slope wetlands
Wetland assessment
Wetland classification
Wetland function
Wetland restoration
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/EL TR ; 15-12.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach is a method for developing functional indices and the protocols used to apply these indices to the assessment of ecosystem functions at a site-specific scale. The HGM Approach was initially designed to be used in the context of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Regulatory Program permit review to analyze project alternatives, minimize impacts, assess unavoidable impacts, determine mitigation requirements, and monitor the success of compensatory mitigation. However, a variety of other potential uses have been identified, including the determination of minimal effects under the Food Security Act, design of restoration projects, and management of wetlands.
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