Accession Number : ADA323499

Title :   An Ecological Characterization of Rocky Mountain Montane and Subalpine Wetlands.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE DENVER CO DENVER WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Windell, John T. ; Willard, Beatrice E. ; Cooper, David J. ; Foster, Susan Q. ; Knud-Hansen, Christopher F.

PDF Url : ADA323499

Report Date : SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 323

Abstract : This document has been prepared to provide a comprehensive review of Rocky Mountain wetlands. It draws on all types and sources of scientific information and is both an analysis and synthesis. We recognized from the outset that large gaps exist in the scientific literature on Rocky Mountain wetlands. An attempt has been made to identify and delineate these gaps in order to estimate the magnitude of research needed to narrow them. Therefore, this document is both a state-of-the-art and state-of-the-science of Rocky Mountain wetlands as of December 1985. This report is intended to provide information for the assessment, planning, and permitting activities of Federal and State agencies. It is also an educational source document for anyone interested in the ecological functioning and value of high-elevation wetlands.

Descriptors :   *SHALLOW WATER, *GROUND WATER, *WETLANDS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *ECOLOGY, SOURCES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, SYNTHESIS, ESTIMATES, MOUNTAINS, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, ELEVATION, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), FLOOD CONTROL, MONTANA, SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE