Iowa Fen Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands v. 1 Quantitative Rating, 2016

(2016) Iowa Fen Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands v. 1 Quantitative Rating, 2016. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Rapid assessment methods are valuable tools for collecting information about the quality and status of natural systems. However, they are not a substitute for detailed surveys of those systems. Users of this method should consider that the method may under-score or over-score the site that’s assessed, especially when the site is not a typical fen (i.e. a sedge meadow could score lower than fens, but in-fact be a relatively high quality sedge meadow). This assessment can be used throughout most of the spring, summer and fall period, however the ideal “index period” would be from late May through early October when native plant communities, as well as invasive species, are most apparent.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Fen, Wetland, Rapid Assessment Method
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
ID Code: 21783
Deposited By: Mr Jamie Mootz
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2016 17:48
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 17:48
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21783