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Wetlands - Project Information

An Approach to Improving Decision-Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation. 1992. Written by Mary Kentula, Robert Brooks, Stephanie Gwin, Cindy Holland, Arthur Sherman and Jean Sifneos. Published by Island Press. This book compares natural and created wetlands to determine if restored wetlands successfully replace wetlands lost to development and other pressures. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Department 5AU, Covelo, CA. 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Citizen Wetland Initiatives: Stories from the Great Lakes. Edited by Wilfred Cwikiel and Katherine Melby. 1995. This book provides case studies with contact information about successful citizen-initiated wetland projects in the Great Lakes region. Provides useful tips for groups interested in pursuing similar projects. Source: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, P.O. Box 300, Conway, MI 49722; or call (616) 347-1181; http://www.watershedcouncil.org/.

Clean Water In Your Watershed: A Citizen's Guide to Watershed Protection. 1993. I 90-page citizen's guide to designing and completing a watershed restoration project. Source: Enviroscape, 14524 - F Lee Road, Chantilly, VA 20151; or call (703)631-8810; http://www.enviroscapes.com/.

Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife: Issues and Examples. Edited by Douglas Porter and David A. Salvesen.1995. Published by Island Press. This book proposes guidelines for more effective planning and presents case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled problems between developers and environmentalists. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Department 5AU, Covelo, CA. 95428; or call (800) 828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

A Current Assessment of Urban Best Management Practices: Techniques for Reducing Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Coastal Zone. 1992. This 127-page manual describes the capabilities and limitations of current urban best management practices and their relation to effective stormwater management within the coastal zone. Source: Information Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St., N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4201; or call (202) 962-3256; Reference No. 92705; www.mwcog.org/publications/.

Design of Stormwater Wetland Systems: Guidelines for Creating Diverse and Effective Stormwater Wetland Systems in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 1992. This 133-page technical manual describes the use of stormwater wetlands as an urban best management practice. Source: Information Center, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St., N.E., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4201; or call (202) 962-3256; Reference No. 92710; www.mwcog.org/publications/.

Economic Valuation of Wetlands. This website goes over background to the global wetland management problems, valuation, appraisal framework for wetland valuation, valuation in practice, and the practicalities of planning and conducting a valuation study; Ramsar Convention Bureau, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland; or call 41 22 999 0170; http://www.ramsar.org/.

Environmental Success Index. Compiled and published by Renew America. Full of practical, real-world case studies of environmental projects from around the country. There are 1,600 environmental programs highlighted that can be used as models for other communities. Categories include: water, wildlife, biodiversity, growth management/regional planning, and community participation. Programs also are listed by state. Source: Renew America, 1400 16th St., N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036; or call (800) 922-RENEW; http://www.renewamerica.com/

Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design, and Development. 1993. A 351-page step-by-step guide to envisioning, funding, implementing, and managing a greenways project. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800)-828-1302; IBSN No.1-55963-37-2; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Greenways for America. 1990. A planning manual for communities that has many examples of river projects and a good bibliography. Source: The John Hopkins University Press, Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211; or call 410-516-6956; http://www.press.jhu.edu/.

Guidelines for Bank Stabilization Projects in the Riverine Environment of King Country. 1993. A 195-page manual developed to help scientists and engineers with the design of bank stabilization projects for river and stream bank protection. A step-by-step approach starting with the assessment of problems to planning, design, and implementation. Although geared to the Northwest, principles can be applied to other areas. Source: King County Department of Public Works, Surface Water Management Division, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2200. Seattle WA 98104; or call 206-296-8332; http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/flooding/bank-stabilization-projects/guidelines.aspx.

Living With Michigan's Wetlands: A Landowner's Guide. Written by Wilfred Cwikiel. 1996. Although this book includes information specific to Michigan, it provides useful information about wetland regulations, wetland identification and delineation, wetland monitoring, wetland restoration, ways for citizens to become involved in wetland regulation and nonregulatory wetland protection techniques that landowners may wish to pursue. Source: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, P.O. Box 300, Conway, MI 49722; or call (616) 347-1181; http://www.watershedcouncil.org/.

Our National Wetlands Heritage: A Protection Guide. Written by Jon A. Kusler. A comprehensive reference guide for promoting the protection and restoration of wetlands by local governments, private citizens, conservation groups, and landowners. Source: Environmental Law Institute, 1616 P St. N.W., Second Floor, Washington, DC 20036; or call (800) 433-5120; http://www.elistore.org/books.asp.

Protect Our Wetlands Materials. Full-color wetland brochures, videos and other materials can be used throughout the year to support wetland activities and programs. Source: Izaak Walton League, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, or call (800) BUG-IWLA or http://www.iwla.org/wetlands.

Save Wetlands: A Citizen's Guide for Action in the Mid-Atlantic Region. This manual discusses the many levels of government and will help to prepare citizens to develop wetland protection campaigns. Includes sections about the basics of wetlands and the regulatory roles of various agencies. People will receive specific wetland regulation information when calling from the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Source: National Audubon Society, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, 1104 Fernwood Ave., No. 300, Camp Hill, PA. 17011; or call (717) 763-4985; http://www.audubon.org/.

Statewide Wetlands Strategies: A Guide to Protecting and Managing the Resource. 1992. Details the definition of a statewide wetlands strategy and how to start one. Outlines various wetlands data sources and collection methods. Produced by World Wildlife Fund. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800) 8281302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique. A 61-page technical guide to establishing permanent reference sites for gathering data about the physical characteristics of stream and rivers. Source: U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Publications, 3825 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins, CO 80524; or call 970-498-1100; General Technical Report RM-245; http://www.fs.fed.us/.

The Urban Outback - Wetlands for Wildlife: A Guide to Wetland Restoration and Frog-friendly Backyards. Written by Heather Gosselin and Bob Johnson. Provides information about the importance of amphibians as biological indicators of wetland health, ideas for wetland restoration and guidelines for building frog ponds. Also includes educational activities and protocols for frog call surveys. Source: Adopt-A-Pond, Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave., Scarborough, ON, CANADA M1V 5K7; or call (416) 392-5968; http://www.torontozoo.com/adoptapond/Urbanoutback.asp.

Wetlands Preservation: An Information and Action Guide. 1991. This guide outlines various options for wetland protection including government and non-governmental programs. It is Washington-state specific, but contains information about nationwide programs, as well. Source: State of Washington Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA. 98504-7600; or call (360) 407-7472; Publication No. 90-5; http://www.ecy.wa.gov/.

 
 
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