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National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA)

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The National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a statistical survey that begins to address some of the gaps in our understanding of wetland health by providing information on the ecological condition of the nation’s wetlands and stressors most commonly associated with poor condition. The NWCA is designed to answer basic questions about the extent to which our nation’s wetlands support healthy ecological conditions and the prevalence of key stressors at the national and regional scale. It is intended to complement and build upon the achievements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland Status and Trends Program, which characterizes changes in wetland acreage across the conterminous United States. Paired together, these two efforts provide government agencies, wetland scientists, and the public with comparable, scientifically-defensible information documenting the current status and, ultimately, trends in both wetland quantity (i.e., area) and quality (i.e., ecological condition).

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Link Indicators Used in the National Aquatic Resource Surveys the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS), a s 6 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016 Site Evaluation Guidelines s document, National Wetland Condition Assessment 5 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016 Quality Assurance Project Plan s document (Quality Assurance Project Plan) contai 15 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016 Lab Operations Manual s document (Laboratory Operations Manual) contains 10 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016 Field Operations Manual s document (Field Operations Manual) contains a br 11 views
Link National Wetlands Condition Assessment - Main Webpage National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a 14 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment Manuals ious manuals are used to communicate the methods a 10 views
Data National Wetland Condition Assessment Data a (.csv files) and metadata from past assessments 11 views
Link National Wetland Condition Assessment Supporting Partners (2011) indicated in the "National Wetland Condition Asses 5 views

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