Field Manual for Applying Rapid Ecological Integrity Assessments in Wetlands and Riparian Areas in New Jersey

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This is field manual for applying NatureServe’s Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) protocols to New Jersey wetlands and riparian areas. This manual and the calculator are adopted from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program EIA Manual Version 1.2 with permission from the authors. It provides instructions on how to apply the EIA in the office and field, complete the field forms (condition and human stressor assessments), as well as a macro-based excel calculator to get EIA scores for wetland sites. Included is the field manual and field forms.

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New Jersey, Wetland restoration - New Jersey, Riparian restoration - New Jersey, Ecological integrity - New Jersey, Riparian areas - New Jersey, Ecological Integrity Assessment, Wetland conservation - New Jersey - Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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