Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment
Why is wetland monitoring and assessment important?
Consistent, thorough, and timely wetland monitoring and assessment programs are a critical tool for states and tribes to better manage and protect their wetland resources. These programs allow states and tribes to:
- Establish a baseline in wetlands extent, condition and function
- Detect change
- Characterize trends over time
2011 National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) Survey
EPA and its state, tribal, and federal partners are implementing the first-ever national survey on the condition of the nation's wetlands, the National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) Survey.
The survey was designed to provide regional and national estimates of wetland ecological integrity and rank the stressors most commonly associated with poor conditions. The process of designing and conducting the survey was also intended to help build state and tribal capacity to monitor and analyze wetland condition, while promoting collaboration across jurisdictional boundaries..
EPA Region 7 Contact
For additional information on Region 7's activities in monitoring and assessement, please contact Eliodora Chamberlain at (913) 551-7945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.