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STREAM BANKING PROTOCOL: A PROPOSAL FOR MINNESOTA
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 701P0904, . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17382)
Authors: E. S. Verry
Keywords: Wetland Banking, Stream Banking, Stream and Wetland Evaluation Protocols, Stream and Wetland Valuation
Field methods to classify, delineate, and value wetland acres have been used for wetland banking for decades. These methods judge the value of wetlands destroyed during highway and land development. They also prescribe the number of acres and value of wetlands restored at a wetland bank restoration site. Methods to classify, delineate and value streams destroyed or restored were first authorized by the U S Army Corps of Engineers southwest of St. Louis, Missouri in 1999. The recognition of stream geomorphology principles in the 1990s provides a rigorous professional basis to fulfill a belated promise in the 1972 Clean Water Act: to protect wetlands and other waters of the United States.