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Wetland Bioassessments

EPA Wetland Volunteer Monitoring - Provides links to other wetland-related resources.

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.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  – Links to the MPCA web site.

Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management – Links to MCZM's Wetland Health Assessment Toolbox.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection – Links to Maine DEP's biological monitoring pages.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency – Links to the Division of Surface Water's Wetland Program.


General Bioassessment Information

Biological Indicators of Watershed Health – Great web site that describes biological assessments and existing state programs.

Water Quality Monitoring – Web page for EPA's water quality monitoring program.

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.


Water Quality Standards and Criteria

Water Quality Standards and Criteria – Links to EPA Office of Science and Technology's site on water quality standards and criteria.


Volunteer Monitoring

The Volunteer Monitor issue on Wetlands – The Volunteer Monitor is a quarterly newsletter for volunteers monitoring aquatic systems. The spring 1998 issue focused on wetlands and includes some articles on bioassessments.

Volunteer Monitoring – EPA web site on volunteer monitoring.

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.

Illinois Wetland Watch - Training volunteers to monitor wetlands.

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.

Diatoms/Plankton – Source of information about diatoms and plankton.

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 – Web site that introduces amphibian malformation problem.

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


Wetland Research Centers

NRCS Wetland Science Institute. [BROKEN]

Watershed Sustainability and Diagnostics Lab [BROKEN] – U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development Mid-Continent Ecology Division.

Center for Wetlands - University of Florida.

Duke University Wetland Center – Duke University.

Methods and Tools for Watershed Restoration [BROKEN] – Oregon State University.

Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center [BROKEN] – Pennsylvania State University.

Olentangy River Wetland Research Park – Ohio State University.

Wetlands Ecosystem Team – University of Washington.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Maryland Partnerships.

University of Waterloo Wetlands Research Centre. [BROKEN]

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

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