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Wetland Bioassessment Resources

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Wetland Bioassessments

New England Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup (NEBAWWG) – Introduces NEBAWWG and describes its activities and pilot projects.

Montana Lakes and Wetlands – Links to Montana's wetland bioassessment and wetland classification pages.

Bioassessments for Lakes, Reservoirs, Streams and Estuaries

Lakes and Reservoir Bioassessment Guidance – EPA guidance on developing bioassessment methods for lakes and reservoirs.

Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBPs) for Streams – EPA guidance on bioassessment methods for streams and wadable rivers.

National Estuary Program Monitoring Guidance – EPA guidance on monitoring condition of estuaries in the National Estuary Program.

Volunteer Monitoring

Wetlands Volunteer Monitoring – EPA website on volunteer monitoring to protect wetlands.

Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability - Izaak Walton League publication on training volunteers to monitor wetlands.

Frog Watch USA – A volunteer organization for monitoring frogs and toads.

The Vernal Pool Association – A volunteer organization in Massachusetts for monitoring vernal pools.

Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program – A program that has trained volunteers to monitor amphibian and bird populations.

Maine Audubon Volunteer Opportunities – Lists volunteer opportunities available with Maine Audubon.

Kentucky Water Watch – A program using volunteers to monitor streams.

Wetland Plants and Animals

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) – An on-line list of taxonomic names focusing on the biota of North America.

National Plants Database – Searchable database for plants of the U.S. with information on wetland indicator status, prior names, descriptions, and photos. U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) – A new cooperative effort to protect and restore amphibian and reptile populations.

Partners in Flight (PIF) – A cooperative effort to protect and restore bird populations.

Amphibian Malformations

North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations – Website that introduces amphibian malformation problem. U.S. Geological Survey.

Deformed Frogs in Minnesota – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website on amphibian malformations.

Wetland Research Centers

Center for Wetlands - University of Florida.

Duke University Wetland Center – Duke University.

Olentangy River Wetland Research Park – Ohio State University.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Maryland Partnerships. U.S. Geological Survey.

Hydrogeomorphic Approach for Assessing Wetland Function – U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center site at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES).