Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States

Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States

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The early 1990's marked an environmental watershed for our countly. Under two federal administrations significant environmental legislative, regulatOly and institutional changes took place which affected our Nation's wetland resources. Injust a few years, we have seen rapid evolution in the way in which we view wetlands with more emphasis on specific wetland types and the geographic provinces in which they occur. This Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) conference on "Wetland Ecology, Management and Conservation" represents just one example of our desire to understand wetlands in non-coastal regions of the southern United States. The backdrop to this conference was one where the government, universities, and private sector have come together to create a broader and more sophisticated understanding of environmental stewardship for our water resources, especially wetlands. Although enforcement of environmental legislation by federal and state government agencies - limited by manpower shortages, budgetary constraints and undermined by weak enforcement - remains strong as measured by world standards; the realization that environmental degradation of wetlands is likely to get much worse necessitates a greater commitment and increased resource allocation for wetland protection and management. These contiIUled pressures on the wetland resource will create substantial opportunities for the application of environmentally-sound technologies and interdisciplinmy modeling teams to keep abreast of the factors influencing wetland integrity and function in the last half of the 1990's.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 19.05mm | 808g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from WATER, AIR, & SOIL POLLUTION, 77:3-4, 1995
  • 358 p.
  • 0792332946
  • 9780792332947

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Part I: Conference Summary Statement. Wetlands of the Interior Southeastern United States: Conference Summary Statement; C.C. Trettin, W.M. Aust, M.M. Davis, A.S. Weakley, J. Wisniewski. Part II: Wetland Resources. Classification and Inventory of Wetlands in the Southern Appalachian Region; J.M. Hefner. Identification of Wetlands in the Southern Appalachian Region and the Certification of Wetland Delineators; J.S. Wakeley. Part III: Biogeochemical Processes. Hillslope Nutrient Flux During Near-Stream Vegetation Removal. I. A Multi-Scaled Modeling Design; J.A. Yeakley, J.L. Meyer, W.T. Swank. Plant Community Composition and Surface Water Chemistry of Fen Peatlands in West Virginia's Appalachian Plateau; M.R. Walbridge. Carbon Dynamics in Appalachian Peatlands of West Virginia and Western Maryland; J.B. Yavitt. Part IV: Vegetation Dynamics and Ecology. Hydrologic and Wetland Characteristics of a Piedmont Bottom in South Carolina; D.D. Hook, W.H. McKee Jr., T.M. Williams, S. Jones, D. van Blaricom, J. Parsons. Landscape-Level Processes and Wetland Conservation in the Southern Appalachian Mountains; S.M. Pearson. Vegetation of Three High Elevation Southern Appalachian Bogs and Implications of their Vegetational History; J.D. Pittillo. Wildlife Use of Southern Appalachian Wetlands in North Carolina; A.C. Boynton. Non-Alluvial Wetlands of the Southern Blue Ridge -- Diversity in a Threatened Ecosystem; A.S. Weakley, M.P. Schafale. Rare and Endangered Plants and Animals of the Southern Appalachian Wetlands; N.A. Murdock. Part V: Managed Wetlands. Riparian Forest Buffer System Research at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, Georgia; R.K. Hubbard, R.R. Lowrance. Rapid WetlandFunctional Assessment: Its Role and Utility in the Regulatory Arena; W.B. Ainslie. Forest Management and Wildlife in Forested Wetlands of the Southern Appalachians; T.B. Wigley, T.H. Roberts. Best Management Practices for Forested Wetlands in the Southern Appalachian Region; W.M. Aust. A Seasonally Hydric Reservoir Riparian Zone in the Tennessee River Valley; C.C. Amundsen. Part VI: Wetland Restoration and Creation. Meeting Technical Needs for Wetlands Restoration, Establishment, and Management; M.M. Davis. Design and Implementation of Functional Wetland Mitigation: Case Studies in Ohio and South Carolina; S.A. McCuskey, A.W. Conger, H.O. Hillestad. Evaluation of Planned Wetlands (EPW); C.C. Bartoldus. Index.
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