EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment

Project Sponsor: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation - Division of Water
End Date: March 31, 2022

Summary

EPA funds a wetland sampling effort in each state to help them assess wetland quality across the United States. This assessment occurs every five years and is based on a random draw of wetland sites across the country. We typically sample 16 sites in NY using EPA Sampling protocol.

US EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment 2021

NYS field survey manager & crew leader Laura J. Shappell

Project Description

National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a nation-wide effort coordinated by the US EPA to assess our nation's wetland resources. Completed every five years, 2021 is the third year of NWCA sampling. We will update this page as we begin working on this project.

More information about this project is available on the US EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment

Research Topics/Keywords

National Wetland Condition Assessment, wetland assessment, wetland floristic quality, wetland monitoring

US EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016

NYNHP and NRCS staff collecting soil samples in a salt marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (Suffolk County). Photo by Laura Shappell.

NYNHP and NRCS staff collecting soil samples in a salt marsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (Suffolk County). Photo by Laura Shappell.

NYS field survey manager & crew leader Laura J. Shappell

Alternate field crew leaders Greg Edinger and Elizabeth Spencer

Additional NYNHP field staff Kristen Brewster, Sonia Sandoval, Erin White, and Jeff Corser

Project Description

National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a nation-wide effort coordinated by the US EPA to assess our nation's wetland resources. Completed every five years, 2016 was the second year of NWCA sampling, and the first year that NYNHP managed the NWCA sampling in NYS. During the 2016 NWCA sampling effort, we surveyed 14 wetlands located in Erie, Wayne, Cayuga, Lewis, Jefferson, Warren, and Suffolk counties. This effort would not have been possible without our public and private partners, and landowners who granted us permission to sample on their property - thank you!

More information about this project is available on the US EPA NWCA 2016 website.

Research Topics/Keywords

National Wetland Condition Assessment, wetland assessment, wetland floristic quality, wetland monitoring

National Wetland Condition Assessment 2011

Saltmarsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

Saltmarsh at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.

Role: NYNHP was contracted by TetraTech to assist their field sampling efforts (TetraTech served as project lead for NYS).

More information about this project is available on the NWCA 2011 results website.


Dec. 8, 2020 | Updated Feb. 4, 2021, 1:23 p.m.