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Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States

Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States

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Published by Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services, U.S. Dept. of the Interior in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wetlands -- United States -- Classification.,
  • Wetland ecology -- United States.,
  • Aquatic ecology -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesClassification of wetlands and deep water habitats of the United States.
    Statementby Lewis M. Cowardin ... [et al.].
    ContributionsCowardin, Lewis M., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Office of Biological Services.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 131 p. :
    Number of Pages131
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15450814M

    Waters of the United States Documentation Page B-1 Appendix B References Federal Geographic Data Committee. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States. FGDC-STD Second Edition. Wetlands Subcommittee, Federal Geographic Data Committee and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. The Cowardin classification system is a system for classifying wetlands, devised by Lewis M. Cowardin et al. in for the United States Fish and Wildlife system includes five main types of wetlands. Marine wetlands- which are areas exposed to the open ocean; Estuarine wetlands- partially enclosed by land and also exposed to a mixture of fresh and salt water .

    The Ramsar Convention's typology of wetlands was adopted in along with an information sheet for describing Ramsar sites. The typology was loosely based on the Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States and referred to the definition of wetlands adopted by the Convention in Cited by: 2. On the basis of these objectives, the FWS developed a new wetland classification system. The system was extensively field tested and reviewed by public and private sectors before being published as "Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States" (Cowardin and others, ).

    deepwater habitat classification system. The Cowardin system has been officially adopted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), is recognized by he Federal Geographic Data Committee, and is widely used to develop wetland data bases. The system was developed by Lewis M. Cowardin of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and others. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States (Cowardin et al) • Designed for use in a national inventory of wetlands (NWI) • Intended to be: 9ecologically based 9furnish the mapping units needed for the inventory.


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Preface The Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin et al. ) was developed to support a detailed inventory and periodic monitoring of the Nation’s wet habitats using remote sensing.

It became a National Standard in (FGDC-STD), but has been the de facto standard for mapping U.S. wetlands and deepwater habitats since Get this from a library. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States. [Lewis M Cowardin; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Office of Biological Services.;] -- The classification system contained in this report was developed by wetland ecologists, with the assistance of many private individuals and organizations and local, State, and Federal agencies.

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States One of books in the series: Biological services program FWS/OBS available on this by: Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept.

of the Interior, (OCoLC) 2 Classification ofWetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Abstract This classification, to be used in a new inventory of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States, is intended to describe ecological taxa, arrange them in a system useful to resource managers, furnish units for.

The primary objective of the Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States, as originally drafted by Cowardin et al.

(), was “to impose boundaries on natural ecosystems for the purposes of inventory, evaluation, and management.”. Title. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States / By. Cowardin, Lewis M. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This classification, to be used in a new inventory of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States, is intended to describe ecological taxa, arrange them in a system useful to resource managers, furnish units for mapping, and provide uniformity of concepts and terms.

Wetlands are defined by plants (hydrophytes), soils (hydric soils), and frequency of flooding. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. FWS/OBS/ Alpha-numeric map codes have been developed to correspond to the wetland and deepwater classifications described.

Full text of "Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States" See other formats. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. U.S. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FWS/OBS - 79/ pp.) commonly referred to as the "Cowardin system." The classification system was developed by wetland ecologists with the assistance of many private individuals and organizations and local, State, and Federal agencies.

Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States (SuDoc I /31) [U.S. Dept of Interior] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States (SuDoc I /31)Author: U.S.

Dept of Interior. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Showing of pages in this report. PDF Version Also Available for by: Classification of Wetlands & Deepwater Habitats of the United Statesof the United States Website for the Manual: • Deepwater habitats:Deepwater habitats: Permanently flooded lands lying below the deepwater boundary of wetlandsboundary of wetlands.

Deepwater Wetland Upland. A GUIDE TO WETLAND AND DEEPWATER HABITATS CLASSIFICATION The Cowardin wet land classification system separates wetlands first into systems, and then further separates systems into subsystems and classes.

This system includes all wetlands and deepwater habitats that are within natural and artificial Size: KB. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Cowardin ET AL. as modified for National Wetland Inventory Mapping Convention L- LACUSTRINEFile Size: KB.

WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS CLASSIFICATION M - Marine US — Unconsolidated Shore Cobble-Gravel 2 Sand 3 Mud 4 Organic FO — Forested I Leaved Deciduous 2 Neede- Leaved Deciduous 3 Broad-Leaved Evergreen 4 Need e.

Leaved Evergreen 5 Dead 6 Deciduous 7 Evergreen February, 1 Subtidal R F — Reef 1 Coral 3 Worm AB — Aquatic Bed 1 AlgalFile Size: 1MB. Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States by,Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior edition. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin et al.).

The standard has been reformatted to be consistent with recently endorsed standards with the text edited, refined, clarified, and rewritten as necessary to reflect advances in our scientific understanding of wetlands classification.

In the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published the Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. Inthe Federal Geographic Data Committee adopted the classification as a National Standard. A revised edition of this Standard was published in.

In the US Fish and Wildlife Service published and adopted a classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States. The system was Cited by: United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water Washington, DC EPAR March Methods for evaluating wetland condition #7 Wetlands Classification Principal Contributor U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency Naomi E. Detenbeck Prepared jointly by: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Home» Library» Classification of wetlands and deepwater Our offices are currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID Staff members are working from home and available by email.