Changes to the Landscape Pattern of Coastal North Carolina Wetlands Under the Clean Water Act, 1984-1992
Wetland management in the United States is organized through a permit process that requires a permit be filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prior to wetland alteration. A collection of these permits from 1984 through 1992 was analyzed in conjunction with classified Landsat Thematic Mapper data from 1984 and 1992 in order to quantify changes to wetland habitat in the study area in coastal North Carolina. The wetland management process in the U.S. focuses on a site-by-site review, possibly overlooking important changes to wetlands at the landscape-scale. These the two datasets were used to determine if wetland habitat loss was occurring at permit sites, but also to determine if landscape-scale wetland fragmentation and reorganization were occurring in the area surrounding each permit site under the wetland management process. ...
Publisher - Springer
Subjects - Wetlands; Clean Water Act
Collection: Section 4: Aquatic Life (2014)
Citation: Kelly NM. 2001. Changes to the Landscape Pattern of Coastal North Carolina Wetlands Under the Clean Water Act, 1984-1992. Landscape Ecology; 16(1):3-16 http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1008168322720