Accession Number : ADA321525

Title :   National Wetland Mitigation Banking Study. Watershed-based Wetlands Planning: A Case Study Report,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : White, David ; Shabman, Leonard

PDF Url : ADA321525

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This report suggests that watershed-based wetland planning efforts might be loosely grouped into those that are 'protection-oriented' versus those that are 'management-oriented.' Protection-oriented plans are defined as those with a primary focus on the wetlands resource. By contrast, a central theme of management-oriented plans aims to accommodate development with wetlands management, trying to achieve a particular watershed vision for all land use, including net loss of wetland functions. This 'protection-oriented' vs 'management-oriented' distinction was apparent in the examination of the case studies. Plans that were management-oriented tended to have a significant technical analysis component and contained classification rules as an end product of the plan; those that were protection-oriented did not. This report describes case studies of watershed- based wetlands planning. The goals, scope, and circumstances surrounding these watershed-based wetland plans differ greatly. Therefore, this report makes no single and comparative assessment of the case studies. In fact, the cases were selected because they illustrate a range of issues associated with integrating wetland management and watershed planning, and a variety of planning approaches. Also, all of the case studies have a wetland component, which is not true of watershed planning in general.

Descriptors :   *CASE STUDIES, *PLANNING, *WATERSHEDS, *WETLANDS, MANAGEMENT, BANKING, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), WATER RESOURCES, LAND USE, ECOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE