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Wetland classification in the United States

Journal of Forestry

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Abstract

Wetland is part of a continuum of land types between deep water and dryland. Only one wetland classification was available for the United States prior to preparation of the new system described here, but numerous regional and special-purpose classifications are in use. The new classification is hierarchical, progressing from five systems (marine, estuarine, lacustrine, riverine, and palustrine) at the most general level to dominance types based on plant or animal communities at the most specific level . The system is currently in use for prototype maps of wetlands of the United States. It is hoped that it may be incorporated into a classification of all land.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Wetland classification in the United States
Series title:
Journal of Forestry
Volume
76
Issue:
10
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Description:
p. 666-668
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Forestry
First page:
666
Last page:
668