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Wetlands in Washington State - Volume 1: A Synthesis of the Science

Publication number Date Published
05-06-006March 2005
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Author(s) Dyanne Sheldon, Teri Granger, Tom Hruby Ph.D., Patricia Johnson, Kim Harper, Andy McMillan, Stephen Stanley, Erik Stockdale
Description This is the first part of a two-part document. This volume contains a summary and synthesis of the recent literature relevant to the science and management of freshwater wetlands. Volume 1 describes what the scientific literature says about:

*How environmental factors control the functions of wetlands across the landscape and at individual sites, how freshwater wetlands are classified according to these controls, and what functions are performed by different classes of freshwater wetlands in the state

*How human activities and land uses affect the environmental factors that control the functions of freshwater wetlands

*How disturbances caused by human activities and land uses impact the performance of functions by freshwater wetlands

*How wetlands are protected and managed using common tools such as buffers and compensatory mitigation, including what the literature says about the relative effectiveness of these tools

*How cumulative impacts can result from current approaches to managing and regulating wetland
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Keywords BAS, freshwater wetlands, wetlands, best available science
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