Developing Natural Wetlands Management Stategies From Long-Term Field Monitoring

dc.contributor.author Cofer-Shabica, Stephen V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nakashima, Lindsay D. en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename National Biological Survey (U.S.) en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Terra Consulting Corporation en_US
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T02:30:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T02:30:48Z
dc.date.issued 1995-04
dc.description Proceedings of the 1995 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 11 and 12, 1995, Athens, Georgia. en_US
dc.description.abstract Numerous measurement techniques exist to quantify wetland changes, but the causes of coastal land loss remain incompletely understood. Six different methods for measuring sedimentation and erosion rates on marsh and mudflat surfaces were applied at three back barrier study sites on Cumberland Island, Georgia in an effort to determine whether channel dredging is affecting marsh/mudflat habitat sustainability. The measurement techniques were designed to quantify minute changes in wetland elevation and width. The data provided here date from December 1989 through August 1994. We found that the techniques had differing sensitivities or levels of accuracy for measuring subtle changes in wetlands, which could impact estimates of sedimentation and affect the costs or direction of management strategies in wetlands. The sedimentation-table and sedimentation-pin techniques provided the most accurate and most dynamic results in that they also rendered data for NOAA-based local sea level rise curves. These techniques have been proposed in a practical plan for the National Biological Service to monitor and diagnose critically eroding wetland habitats in the United States. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility This book was published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0-935835-04-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/43790
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original Carl Vinson Institute of Government en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI1995. Watershed Protection en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Wetlands management en_US
dc.subject Watershed protection en_US
dc.title Developing Natural Wetlands Management Stategies From Long-Term Field Monitoring en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Proceedings
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local.contributor.corporatename Georgia Water Resources Institute
local.contributor.corporatename School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
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