New article cautions users of wetland boundary information
Experts from OBG’s Natural Resource & Restoration practice published an article discussing the precision limitations inherent in wetland delineation and cautions the users of wetland boundary information to not treat delineated boundaries as precise features.
Methods containing subjectivity and extrinsic factors such as anthropogenic disturbance and long term climatic changes can contribute to the lack of precision in conducting delineations. Accuracy is maintained by consistent application of the same/similar methods and following regulatory guidance. The manuscript, “Wetland Delineation: Accuracy is Not Precision”, was published this month in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. For more information regarding the report, contact Chris Kriegner at Chris.Kriegner@obg.comOur Natural Resources and Restoration practice provides services including permitting and assessment, restoration, coastal science & engineering, and emergency response. Contact Chris Calkins at Chris.Calkins@obg.com for more information.