TABLE H–1 Selected Attributes of 40 Common Wetland Functional Assessment Procedures

Assessment Procedure1

Scale2 Non-tidal

Habitat Type3

Functions4

Social Values, Red Flags

AREM

SS

TW

HA

+

Coastal method

SS, WS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

CT method

SS

TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

Descriptive approach

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

EPW

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

HAT

SS

NT,TW

HA

+

HEP

SS

NT,TW,UP

HA

 

HGM approach

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

Hollands-Magee method

SS

TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

IBI

SS,LS

NT,TW,UP

5

 

Interim HGM

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

IVA

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

Larson method

SS

NT

HY,HA

+

MDE method

SS

NT

HA

+

ME Tidal method

SS,WS

TW

HA

+

MNRAM

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

MT form

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

NBM

SS,WS

TW

HY,WQ,HA

 

NC-CREWS

LS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

 

NC guidance

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

NEFWIBP

SS

NT

WQ(?),HA

+

NH method

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

NJ watershed method

LS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

 

OFWAM

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

PAM HEP

SS

NT,TW,UP

HA

 

PFC

SS

NT,TW,UP

HY,WQ,HA

 

RA

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

Rapid Assessment Procedure

WS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

Synoptic Approach

LS

NT,TW,UP

HY,WQ,HA

+

VIMS Method

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

WAFAM

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

 

WCHE

SS,LS

NT

HA

 

WET

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

+

WEThings

SS

NT,TW

HA

 

WHAMS

SS

NT,TW,UP

HA

 

WHAP

SS

NT,TW,UP

HA

 

WI RAM

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

+

WQI

SS

NT

HY,WQ,HA

 

WRAP

SS

NT,TW

HY,WQ,HA

 

WVA

SS

NT,TW

HA

 

1 AREM = Avian Richness Evaluation Method (Adamus 1994); Coastal Method (Cook et al. 1993); CT Method = Connecticut Method (Ammann et al. 1996); Descriptive Method = Wetland Functions and Values: A Descriptive Method (USACE 1995); EPW = Evaluation for Planned Wetlands (Bartoldus et al. 1994); HAT = Habitat Assessment Technique (Cable



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