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NC Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM)
The North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) is the culmination of a process begun in 2003 by an interagency team of federal and state agency staff – the N.C. Wetland Functional Assessment Team (WFAT). The goal of the WFAT was to develop an accurate, consistent, rapid, observational, and scientifically based field method to determine the level of function of a wetland relative to reference condition (where appropriate) for each of 16 North Carolina general wetland types. NC WAM was created to be used for project planning, alternatives analysis, compliance and enforcement, mitigation planning, and tracking functional replacement.
The most recent version (version 4.1) was issued in October 2010, and links to the current supporting documentation and tools are available below.
NC WAM Rating Sheet Template, version 4.1 May 2011 (MS Word template)
NC WAM Training
NC WAM training is available for federal, state, and local government employees. If you have questions about or wish to register for upcoming training classes, please contact Greg Rubino. Unfortunately, DWQ is not able to offer NC WAM training to private consultants at this time. Private sector individuals wishing to obtain NC WAM training can contact Resource Institute Inc. to inquire about classes.
Dates for 2013 DWQ courses will be determined soon. Please continue to check the website for further updates.
For more information on NC WAM, please contact Rick Savage.
Webpage last updated January 29, 2013