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|Title:||Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) approach to assessing wetland functions: guidelines for developing guidebooks (version 2)|
|Authors:||Wetlands Regulatory Assistance Program (U.S.)|
Smith, R. Daniel.
Noble, Chris V.
Berkowitz, Jacob F.
|Keywords:||404 Regulatory Program|
Clean Water Act
National Action Plan
Wetlands Regulatory Assistance Program
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||ERDC/EL TR ; 13-11.|
Abstract: The Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach for assessing wetlands was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a procedure for assessing the capacity of a wetland to perform functions. The Approach requires classification of wetlands based on geomorphic setting, water source, and hydrodynamics. The objective of the Guidelines for Guidebook Development is to provide detailed guidance on methods and procedures that have proven helpful in developing existing guidebooks. This document contains an overview of the HGM Approach; how to classify and characterize wetland subclasses; developing assessment models; selecting reference wetlands and managing reference wetland data; testing and calibrating models; developing assessment protocols for using assessments; validating assessment models; and assessment application examples.
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|