Functional assessment of five wetlands constructed to mitigate wetland loss in Ohio, USA

Renée F. Wilson, William J. Mitsch

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Abstract

Five replacement wetlands in Ohio, USA, were investigated to determine their ecological and legal success. Hydrology, soils, vegetation, wildlife, and water quality of each wetland determined their functional success. The progress of the wetlands was also compared to their legal requirements. Four of the five wetlands (80%) were in compliance with legal requirements and the same four wetlands demonstrated medium to high ecosystem success. For the four wetlands, a replacement ratio of 1.4:1 was achieved for area, and depressional wetlands were generally replaced with depressional wetlands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-451
Number of pages16
JournalWetlands
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Created and restored wetlands
  • Forested wetland
  • Freshwater marsh
  • Functional assessment
  • Hydrology
  • Mitigation
  • Ohio
  • Wetland creation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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