Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing Proper Functioning Condition and Supporting Science for Lentic Areas (TR 1737-16, 1998)

Author: Federal
Media Type: Document
Water Monitoring Keywords: Monitoring Planning, Field Methods, Biological and Habitat
Water Resource Type: Wetlands / Riparian
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Specific Agency Author: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

This document provides guidance for assessing the condition of any riparian-wetland area other than a lotic (riverine) area. Proper functioning condition (PFC) is a qualitative method for assessing the condition of riparian wetland areas. The PFC assessment refers to a consistent approach for considering hydrology, vegetation, and erosion/deposition (soils) attributes and processes to assess the condition of riparian wetland areas.