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Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands

Paul William Shuldiner

Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands

research report

by Paul William Shuldiner

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Published by Transportation Research Board, National Research Council in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roads -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Fills (Earthwork) -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Wetland ecology.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementP. W. Shuldiner, D. F. Cope and R. B. Newton.
    SeriesNational Cooperative Highway Research Program report ; 218A, Report (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) ;, 218A.
    ContributionsCope, D. F., joint author., Newton, R. B., joint author., American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials., United States. Federal Highway Administration.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTE7 .N25 no. 218A, QH545.R62 .N25 no. 218A
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4438081M
    ISBN 100309030145
    LC Control Number79092988

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Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands by Paul William Shuldiner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Al obliteration of wetlands as a result of the placement of highway fill or disposal of dredged material was also a commonly identified effect of high­ way construction. The fou1th class of effect, habitat creation, is included 11ol because of its general occurre11ce but as an example of what can be done in many instances.

Get this from a library. Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands: Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands book report. [Paul William Shuldiner; D F Cope; R B Newton; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.].

The objectives of NCHRP Project were to (1) determine the ecological effects of placing highway fills on wetlands primarily from available literature and experience and (2) prepare guidelines for ecological assessment of the location of fills, bridges, and related elements in by: 1.

ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands: examples from the field To establish a more comprehensive base of empirical evidence on interactions between highways and wetlands, case studies were conducted at eight highway sites in wetlands at various U.S.

: Paul W Shuldiner, Dale Ferguson Cope. was established in on a total area of about vegetation gradually filled up parts of the lake and presently it is. Wetlands, Environmental Governance The Need for Ecological Analysis in Highway Projects Traditionally, NEPA analysesof ecological resourceshave emphasizedthreatenedand endangered (and certain commercially important) species, wetlands (and other sensitive aquatic habitats), and.

filling a wetland would be the loss of the filled wetland area and the functions and values provided by that meters was the maximum distance that ecological effects would occur from a highway.

Subsequent studies have shown that highway effects are highly. 4 7/6/ species-specific (Eigenbrod et al. ) and are correlated with the. Wetlands tend to have higher plant diversity than the surrounding area, which is good for most wildlife species.

In parts of the Great Plains, wetlands act as an oasis due to the increased plant and animal life around them. Due to the critical ecological services that wetlands provide, it is important to maintain existing wetlands. Environmental Effects Resulting from Wetlands Destruction. Human life cannot exist without the interactions of the species in biological systems, yet we live in a period of the greatest loss of plant and animal species since the historical extinction of the Jurassic period 65 million years ago.

read your bio 20 book. 'Traffic generating characteristics of urban residence' 'Ecological effects of highway fills on wetlands' -- subject(s): Design and construction, Environmental aspects. For purposes of reporting wetland fill impacts, calculate the area that would result in an increase in final grade level.

Note – In situations where the road is being widened, but ditch cross. SUMMARY The placing of highway fills on wetlands can have significant physical, chemi- cal, and biological effects on the ecology of the affected area. The prediction of such effects, and their avoidance or mitigation where feasible, is required of high- way.

Other Indirect Impacts In addition to induced wetland drainage for agriculture, Federal Aid roadways have led to wetland loss and degradation in other indirect ways. For example, when a highway bisects or even abuts a wetland area, significant adverse effects can result from altered hydrology and loss of contiguity.

The Environmental Impact of Wetland Destruction and Deforestation Thesis: The forests and wetlands of the world are being destroyed at unacceptable rates. This destruction is causing many adverse effects on the environment, many of which will not be felt by the global population until they are irreversible.

Wetlands in Washington State Chapter 7 Volume 1 – A Synthesis of the Science March Chapter 7 Cumulative Impacts to Wetlands and the Need for a New Approach “Evidence in increasing that the most devastating environmental effects may result, not from the direct effects of a particular action, but from the combination of individually.

breeding or hibernation habitats, streams, and wetlands — to lessen the impacts of human activity and land disturbance.

Well pads, roads and pipelines developed for shale oil and gas development reduce. Undertake a Wetland Ecological Importance and Sensitivity (EIS) Assessment for each wetland unit; 3 PROJECT OVERVIEW Further to the Terms of Reference, the following protocol is extracted from the National Environmental Management Act, Act of (NEMA).

The relevant Section is Section WETLAND AND STREAM IMPACTS: BASICS OF THE PERMITTING PROCESS The US Army Corps of Engineers requires that authorization be obtained for placement of dredge or fill material in Waters of the US (WOUS), which include both wetlands and streams. ECA is an environmental, cultural resources, and geotechnical consulting and engineering firm with a.

"With Nationwide Per the Corps has said half-acre fills are inherently insignificant," says Turrini. "But lots of studies document that playa lakes, prairie potholes and vernal pools—all wetlands that are often less than one-half acre in size—have very significant environmental values.".

The Highway Methodology, originated by the New England District inprovides a useful way to integrate highway planning and design with the requirements of the Corps permit regulations, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Federal Highway.

Wetland - Wetland - Wetland functions and ecosystem benefits: Wetland functions are defined as the physical, chemical, and biological processes or attributes that are vital to the integrity of the wetland system. Because wetlands are often transition zones (ecotones) between terrestrial and deepwater aquatic systems, many processes have major implications for species.

To do our part to help preserve forest resources, your guide for EnviroScape Ecological Restoration (Wetland & Floodplain Management) provided as a PDF document. After you place your order, you will receive an email with Subject: USER GUIDE for EnviroScape Ecological Restoration Model with a link to download the Guide.

Please consider the environment before printing. The 3D Interactive. Functions of wetlands often have effects beyond the wetland boundary.

For example, wetlands store surface water, and the effect of this function downstream is a reduction in flood peak. Indicators often correspond to specific functions (Table ), which can vary with wetland class, physiographic region, and degree of disturbance.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wetlands and highways. [Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway Administration, ?] (OCoLC) Material Type. Highway Open water Study plot In addition, the natural wetland landscape and the water-salt migration in coastal wetland could be changed by road, which might result in changes of the environment of vegetation growth [23, 35, Ecological Effects of Roads on the Plant Diversity of Coastal Wetland in the Yellow River Delta.

Constructed wetlands provide the environment for a variety of different attenuation processes for treatment of highway runoff. Physical treatment occurs as a result of decreasing flow velocities in the wetland which promotes sedimentation, evaporation, adsorption, and filtration. Coastal Wetlands, Second Edition: An Integrated and Ecosystem Approach provides an understanding of the functioning of coastal ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide.

As coastal wetlands are under a great deal of pressure from the dual forces of rising sea levels and the intervention of human populations, both along the estuary and in the river catchment, this book covers.

The Wetland Evaluation Technique was developed for the Federal Highway Administration and has been used widely.

It assigns values to specific functions of individual wetlands. The Environmental Monitoring Assessment Program--Wetlands was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. All wetlands that are found on peat material are known collectively as peatlands.

Salt or Freshwater. A third important distinction to note is whether a wetland is filled by fresh or saltwater. Whether a wetland has freshwater or saltwater has huge effects on the species of plants and animals that will live within the wetland.

Wetland catchment delineation. For this study, we defined a wetland catchment as the portion of the landscape in which surface water flows into a subject wetland; the catchment often includes other wetlands if it were likely they would fill and spill into the subject wetland (McCauley and Anteau ).Thus, our definition of a wetland catchment is a watershed‐derived wetland complex.

Human uses of wetlands, such as drainage for agriculture and filling for industrial or residential development, can impose irreversible impacts to wetlands. In the past, the societal and ecological value of wetlands were not widely recognized and many wetlands were destroyed.

(from Wetlands of Maryland, Tiner and Burke, ). Although composition is important, width is the most frequently cited characteristic of an adequate buffer zone. Requirements for both composition and width are dependent upon the adjacent land uses, their potential effect on the functions of the wetland, and the requirements of the animals that will use the wetland and buffer area.

ecological and social functions filled by wetlands. Among the other values of wetlands are groundwater recharge and discharge; shoreline stabilization; and food chain, habitat, and other ecological support for fish, waterfowl, and other species (Office of Technology AssessmentZedler and Kentula ). Resource managers further contended.

Transportation activities such as fuel consumption, vehicle wear and road deicing can detrimentally affect the groundwater quality of fragile roadside wetland environments including. Nineteen parameters (Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Cr, Ni, Hg, As, pH, TDS, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+, K+, SO42−, Cl−, HCO3−, NO3− and F−) were determined in groundwater samples from turfy swamps impacted by highway traffic.

Purchase Encyclopedia of Ecology - 2nd Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNLowell H. Suring, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Wetlands (Campbell, ) Wetlands are globally diverse ecosystems that occur between terrestrial and aquatic environments.

The degree of flooding is the main control on wetland vegetation, which varies from shallow water wetlands with submerged and.

Ecological Engineering 12 () 5–12 Wetlands for wastewater treatment: Opportunities and limitations Jos T.A. Verhoeven a,*, Arthur F.M. Meuleman b a Department of Plant Ecology and E6olutionary Biology, Utrecht Uni6ersity, P.O.

BoxTB, Utrecht, The Netherlands b Kiwa Research and Consultancy, P.O. BoxBB, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands Accepted 22 May. Research by Carr and Fahrig () showed that negative effects of road density on aquatic animal populations occur within km of ponds and wetlands for turtles and within 2 km of ponds and wetlands for amphibians.

In most cases, it will not be possible to either remove roads or reduce overall traffic volume in the region. Wetlands store carbon within their live and preserved (peat) plant biomass instead of releasing it to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas affecting global climates.

Therefore, wetlands world-wide help to moderate global climatic conditions. On the other hand, filling, clearing and draining wetlands releases carbon dioxide. The United States has lost more than half of its original wetlands due to drainage, conversion to farmland or other forms of development.

The highest rates of wetland loss occurred between the s and the s, until conservation movements considerably slowed the rate of decline [source: EPA].But wetlands are still under threat. As a result, large areas of wetlands were drained and converted for other land uses such as housing developments and farmland.

With the exception of the historic coastal ridge which runs along Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 (Federal Highway), most of Southeast Florida was part of a larger, productive wetlands ecosystem: the Everglades. The.Freshwater Wetlands in the Northwest Winter Freshwater Ecosystems I.

Freshwater Ecosystem Types 1. Definition & classification II. Freshwater Wetland Ecology 1. Wetland productivity 2.

Wetland environments 3. Ecological functions III. Freshwater Wetlands of the Puget Sound Region 1. Wetland Organisms 2. Wetland Communities IV. A t first pass, there seems little amiss in the idyll of Florida Bay.

A wedge-shaped expanse of water between the Everglades and the Florida Keys, it is a clean, sun-dappled 1, sq mile.