- EPA RPS Recovery Potential Integrated Tool
- EPA RPS Social Context Tool
- NHDES WRAM Site Prioritization Model
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Wetland Restoration Assessment Model (WRAM) Restoration Sustainability Tool:1 This tool prioritized the sustainability of restoration of National Wetland Inventory (NWI) wetlands by scoring wetland sites higher for restoration sustainability where they were located in unfragmented landscapes, were located within conservation management areas, and had a lower HUMAN2 score. Sites with lower restoration sustainability scores are less likely to be sustainable over the long-term (e.g., those near urban areas), while those scoring higher are more likely to retain improvements in function (e.g., those located within conservation areas).
Factor used in analysis
Percent of site located within unfragmented landscape
NHFG WAP unfragmented blocks classification
Magnitude of the site's HUMAN2 score
NHFG WAP peatlands, marshed250, and floodplain500 classifications; NH GRANIT
Location within a conservation management area
Conservation/public lands database M-Status (1-3A) attribute
1Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. 2009. Merrimack River Watershed Restoration Strategy. Prepared for New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.