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Wetlands

Volunteer Wetland Monitoring

 The following selection of publications and contacts have been placed in categories that indicate the main approach of each publication. Some publications are listed in more than one of these categories.


Technical and Training Manuals

  • Adopt-a-Beach. Field Guide to Wetland Characterization: A Non-Technical Approach. (Out of print, but some copies still available from: Washington State University Cooperative Extension, King County, Land/Water Stewardship Program, 612 Smith Tower, Seattle, WA 98104), Tel. (206) 296-3900. $4.
  • Ammann, A.P., and A. Lindley Stone. 1991. Method for the Comparative Evaluation of Nontidal Wetlands in New Hampshire. Published by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, NHDES-WRD-199-3.
  • Bryan, R., M. Dionne, R. Cook, J. Jones, and A. Goodspeed. 1997. Maine Citizen's Guide to Evaluating, Restoring, and Managing Tidal Marshes(PDF) (142 pp, 9.37 MB) Exit. Maine Audubon Society, Falmouth, Maine.
  • Carlisle, B.K., A.M. Donovan, A.L. Hicks, V.S. Kooken, J.P. Smith, and A.R. Wilbur. 2002. A Volunteer's Handbook for Monitoring New England Salt Marshes. Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Tel. (617) 626-1212, czm@state.ma.us. Free download.
  • Gray, A., R.P. Brooks, D.H. Wardrop, J.K. Perot. 1999. Pennsylvania's Adopt-a-Wetland Program Wetland Education and Monitoring Module: Student Manual . Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center. Free download.
  •  Marsh Monitoring Program Participant's Handbook: Getting Started. 2009 Edition. 13 pages. Published by Bird Studies Canada in cooperation with Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. February 2009.
  •  Marsh Monitoring Program Participant's Handbook for Surveying Marsh Birds. 2009 Edition. 17 pages. Published by Bird Studies Canada in cooperation with Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. February 2009.
  •  Marsh Monitoring Program Participant's Handbook for Surveying Amphibians. 2009 Edition. 13 pages. Published by Bird Studies Canada in cooperation with Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. February 2009.
  • Magee, T.K. et al. 1993. Research Plan and Methods Manual for the Oregon Wetland Study. EPA, Environmental Research Lab, 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333, Tel. (541) 867-5000. $25-60. NTIS# PB93-212-058*.
  • Miller, T., J. Martin, L. Storm, and C. Bertolotto. 1996. Monitoring Wetlands: A Manual for Training Volunteers (collaboration with EPA Reg. 10 and King Cty). Adopt-a-Beach (Washington non-profit), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Rm 305, Seattle, WA 98103. $15. May be out of print.
  • Rock River Coalition and University of Wisconsin-Extension Basin Education Initiative. Monitoring Your WetlandExit. Series of nine free downloadable PDFs.
  • Save the Bay. Narragansett Bay Method: A Manual for Salt Marsh Evaluation. Save the Bay, 434 Smith St., Providence, RI 02908-3770, Tel. (401) 272-3540. May be out of print.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2001. Volunteer Wetland Monitoring: An Introduction and Resource Guide. EPA 843-B-00-001.

General Water Monitoring


Public Involvement (and/or Advocacy)

  • Lalo, J. (Ed.). 1993. Saving Wetlands: A Citizen's Guide for Action in the Mid-Atlantic Region. National Audubon Society, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office; 1104 Fernwood Ave., Suite 300, Camp Hill, PA 17011, Tel. (717) 763-4985. May be out of print.
  • Miller, T., J. Martin, L. Storm, and C. Bertolotto. 1996. Monitoring Wetlands: A Manual for Training Volunteers (collaboration with EPA Reg. 10 and King Cty). Adopt-a-Beach (Washington non-profit), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Rm 305, Seattle, WA 98103. $15. May be out of print.
  • Pritchard, K. 1994. A Manual for Wetland Characterization. Adopt-a-Beach (Washington non-profit) 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Rm 305, Seattle, WA 98103. May be out of print.
  • Rave, K. 1996. Wetland Walk Manual (10 pp, 273 K). USEPA. EPA 910/R-009. National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0419, Tel. (800) 490-9198, nscep@bps-lmit.com.
  • Southam, T., and E.A. Curran (eds). 1996. The Wetlandkeepers Handbook: A Practical Guide to Wetland Care Exit. British Columbia Wildlife Federation, Surrey, BC, and Environment Canada, Delta B.C. Free download (PDF) (214 pp, 6.26MB) Exit.
  • Williams, C., K. Firehock, and J. Vincentz. 1998. Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability Exit. Second Edition. Izaak Walton League of America. Tel. (800) 233-8787. $39.95.

Educational


*For "NTIS" publications, call National Technical Information Service: 1-800-553-6847.