et al. 1995); Larson Method = Methods for Assessment of Freshwater Wetlands (Golet 1976); MDE Method = Method for the Assessment of Wetland Function (Fugro East, Inc. 1995); ME Tidal Method = Maine Citizens Tidal Marsh Guide (Bryan et al. 1997); MNRAM = Minnesota Routine Assessment Method (MBWSR 1998); MT Form = Montana Wetland Field Evaluation Form (Berglund 1996); NBM = Narragansett Bay Method (Lipsky 1996); NC-CREWS = North Carolina Coastal Regional Evaluation of Wetland Significance (Sutter and Wuenscher 1996); NC Guidance = Guidance for Rating the Values of Wetlands in North Carolina (NCDENR 1995); NEFWIBP = New England Freshwater Wetlands Invertebrate Biomonitoring Protocol (Hicks 1997); NH Method = New Hampshire Method (Ammann and Stone 1991); NJ Watershed Method = Watershed-Based Wetland Assessment Methodology (Zampella et al. 1994); OFWAM = Oregon Freshwater Wetland Assessment Methodology (Roth et al. 1996); PAM HEP = Pennsylvania Modified 1980 Habitat Evaluation Procedure (Palmer et al. 1985); PFC = Process for Assessing Proper Functioning Condition (Pritchard et al. 1993); RA = Wetland Assessment: A Regulatory Assessment Method (Kusler 1997); Rapid Assessment Procedure = Rapid Assessment Procedure for Assessing Wetland Functional Capacity (Magee 1998); Synoptic Approach = Synoptic Approach for Wetlands Cumulative Effects Analysis (Leibowitz et al. 1992); VIMS Method = Technique for the Functional Assessment of Virginia Coastal Plain Nontidal Wetlands (Bradshaw 1991); WAFAM = Washington State Wetland Functional Assessment Method (Hruby et al. 1998); WCHE = Wildlife Community Habitat Evaluation (Schroeder 1996); WET = Wetland Evaluation Technique (Adamus et al. 1987); WEThings (Whitlock et al. 1994); WHAMS = Wildlife Habitat Assessment and Management System (Palmer et al. 1993); WHAP = Wildlife Habitat Appraisal Procedure (Frye 1995); WI RAM = Wisconsin Rapid Assessment Methodology (WDNR 1992); WQI = Wetland Quality Index (Lodge et al. 1995); WRAP = Wetland Rapid Assessment Procedure (Miller and Gunsalus 1997); WVA = Wetland Value Assessment Methodology (LDNR 1994).

2 SS = site specific, which assesses functions at all parts of wetlands; WS = wetland system, designed to look at entire wetland system as compared to site-specific projects; LS = landscape, wherein functions of wetlands are assessed within the mosaic of wetlands and uplands at the landscape scale.

3 NT = nontidal wetlands, TW = tidal wetlands, UP = uplands.

4 HY = hydrological, WQ = water quality, HA = habitat, O = other.

5 IBI measures biological condition using samples of living organisms. Biological condition is expressed as the divergence from biological integrity. Most other procedures use measures of habitat structure to assess habitat suitability (Bartoldus 1999).

6 AR = avian richness, BC = biological condition, BI = biological integrity, EH = ecological health, EI = ecological integrity, ES = ecological significances, F = function(s), FL = functional loss, FV = functional value, HP = habitat potential, HQ = habitat quality, HS = habitat suitability, NR = native richness, PI = potential impact, PFC = proper functioning condition, PS = plot suitability, RF = resource factor (function), RP = replacement potential, SC = species composition, SF = subfunction, TR = tidal restrictions, TS = tract suitability, V = value, WQ = wetland quality.

7 AC = assessment criteria, BPJ = best professional judgment, C = classification, CL = checklist, EM = evaluation matrix, FC = flow chart or evaluation key, L = list of considerations or questions, M = assessment, functional or habitat relationship model, RI = rating index.

8 BS = bird species, C = assessment criteria, E = element or component, F = factor, FM = field measurement, I = indicator, M = metric, Q = evaluation question or considerations, V = variable or parameter.

9 Including adapted or considered applicable.

10 RA has not been used in any state but reflects the overall approach applied in many.

SOURCE: Adapted Bartoldus (1999).



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