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Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition

By John G. Lyon, Lynn Krise Lyon

CRC Press – 2011 – 208 pages

Series: Mapping Science

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    978-1-43-983891-4
    March 20th 2011

Description

Wetland identification, although theoretically straightforward, is not cut and dry as a practice. Despite the time and expense, it is an economic and environmental necessity.

The Definitive Guide to the Practice of Wetland Identification

The second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation offers solutions to real-world problems in the scientific and regulatory aspects of wetlands. The authors present characteristics and indicators of wetlands that are the focus of the jurisdictional issue, and discuss strategies and methods for making wetland identifications and delineations that meet federal requirements.

What’s new in the Second Edition:

  • Coverage of increased options for scientific evaluation of problematic areas
  • More details on definition of wetlands, description of their functions, and delineation methods used to assess their extent
  • Lay examination of legal questions, regulatory/permitting requirements, statutes, and other guidance
  • Information on the latest techniques for conducting wetland evaluations
  • Exploration of advances in mapping, surveying and remote sensing technologies

Although the most basic delineation methods and procedures have not changed since the first edition, the availability and power of advanced mapping, remote sensing and surveying technologies have advanced the science. Low and higher altitude aerial imagery, geographic information system (GIS) databases, easily accessible land cover maps, and fine resolution satellite data are just a few of the resources available. In spite of these advances, it is still difficult to find practical directions on how to gather needed data in the literature.

Updated and revised to reflect changes in the science and technology, the second edition brings together technical criteria, field indicators, and vital regional information in clear language and focused practical utility.

Reviews

"… The second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation offers solutions to real-world problems in the scientific and regulatory aspects of wetlands. The authors present characteristics and indicators of wetlands that are the focus of the jurisdictional issue, and discuss strategies and methods for making wetland identifications and delineations that meet federal requirements. …Updated and revised to reflect changes in the science and technology, this second edition brings together technical criteria, field indicators, and vital regional information in clear language and focused practical utility."

––Jason Wimbiscus- Noteworthy Books Editor, The Northeastern Naturalist, Steuben, ME

Contents

Background

What Is a Wetland?

The Federal Definition and Criteria for Identification of Wetlands

Methods

Selecting a Method of Analysis and Level of Detail

Routine‑Level Methods and Analysis Procedures

Intermediate‑Level Methods and Analyses Procedures

Comprehensive Procedures

Additional Background and Details

Soils

Soil Surveys

Munsell Color Charts

Plant Measurements

Additional Methods and Considerations

Topographic Maps

Aerial Photos and Remote Sensor Image Data

Aerial Photos or Images for Characterizing Soils

Large Area Wetland Evaluations

National Wetland Inventory Products

Surveying and Mapping

Advanced Methods, Hydrology, Soils and Plants

Qualitative Methods

Quantitative Methods

Wetland Soils

Soil Surveys and Soil Maps

Growing Season

Calibrating Hydric Soil Field Indicators to Long‑Term Wetland

Hydrology

Plants and Soil Chemistry

Advanced Methods, Mapping Sciences

Mapping Sciences

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Maps

Digital Elevation Models

Digital Terrain Models, Digital Line Graphs, and Other Data

Surveying

Photogrammetry

Topographic Information

Floodplain Mapping

National Wetlands Inventory

Detailed Mapping and GIS

Web Services

Remote Sensing and Mapping of Wetlands

General Wetlands

Spectral Analyses

Detailed Remote Sensor Analyses

Radar

Data Fusion

Continental‑Scale Image Data Sets

Advanced Applications and Pattern Recognition

Indicators

Oil and Wetlands

Oil Spills and Hazardous Waste

Oiling and Methodologies

Wetlands and Oil

Spectra

Water Quality Issues and Oiling

Oil Applications of GIS

Permitting, Field Inspection, and Jurisdiction

The Permitting Process

Connectivity

Jurisdiction

Permitting and Environmental Attorneys

Wetlands and Riparian and Riverine Areas

Mitigation.

The Report and Permitting

Oversight

Inspections

Conclusions

Where We Are

Where We Are Going

Hydrology, Connectivity, and Jurisdiction

Definitions

Advanced and Enhanced Methods

Where Are We Going

References

Bibliography

Plant‑Related References

Index

Name: Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By John G. Lyon, Lynn Krise Lyon. Wetland identification, although theoretically straightforward, is not cut and dry as a practice. Despite the time and expense, it is an economic and environmental necessity. The Definitive Guide to the Practice of Wetland Identification The second...
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