Accession Number : ADA139002

Title :   Wetlands Research Program. Wetlands Functions and Values Study Plan. Appendix B. Survey of U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Values Information Needs.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Forsythe,S. W. ; Clairain,E. J. , Jr. ; Smith,H. K.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report, Appendix B to the Wetlands Functions and Values Study Plan, contains the results of a survey of U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (CE) wetlands values information needs. It includes a discussion of the survey questions and responses, as well as a summary and conclusions section. Twenty-two Districts were surveyed by mail, and 15 others were visited by members of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) study team. The responses to these surveys were summarized according to seven broad topics: (a) characteristics to consider when defining wetlands values, (b) CE activities and reports which require wetlands values information, (c) types of wetlands and developmental activities, (d) evaluation techniques currently used by CE personnel, (e) desirable qualities in any new assessment technique and effective information transfer, (f) research needs and priorities, and (g) comments of a general nature.

Descriptors :   *Swamps, Army Corps of Engineers, Specifications, User needs, Surveys

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE