Success Criteria and Adaptive Management for a Large-Scale Wetland Restoration Project

Weinstein, M.P., J.H. Balletto, J.M. Teal and D.F. Ludwig

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The criteria for success of the project address two questions: What is the “‘bound of expectation” for restoration success, and how long will it take to get there? Measurements to be made are macrophyte production, vegetation composition, benthic algal production, and drainage features including stream order, drainage density, channel length, bifurcation ratios and sinuosity. A method for combining these individual parameters into a single success index is also presented. Finally, we developed adaptive management thresholds and corrective measures to guide the restoration process.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Wetlands Ecology and Management