US Fish and Wildlife Service 1979 wetland classification: A review

  title={US Fish and Wildlife Service 1979 wetland classification: A review},
  author={Lewis M. Cowardin and Francis C. Golet},
In 1979 the US Fish and Wildlife Service published and adopted a classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States. The system was designed for use in a national inventory of wetlands. It was intended to be ecologically based, to furnish the mapping units needed for the inventory, and to provide national consistency in terminology and definition. We review the performance of the classification after 13 years of use. The definition of wetland is based on national lists of… CONTINUE READING
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