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Water Boards Peer Review

Proposed Acceptance of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) by the State Water Resources Control Board as a Means of Assessing Wetland Condition

Peer Review Request for Reviewers, and Approvals

September 17, 2009 Request for Scientific Peer Review

Attachment 1. Highlights – California Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands.
Attachment 2. Description of Scientific Topics to be Addressed by Reviewers
Attachment 3. Persons and Agencies Involved in Developing CRAM Directly or Indirectly
Attachment 4. References

Response to Request for External Peer Reviewers

Peer Reviewers' Curriculum Vitae

  • James T. Anderson,  Ph.D.
    Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management
    Director, Environmental Research Center
    West Virginia University
    Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
    Morgantown, WV.

  • Gerald J. Niemi, Ph.D.
    Professor, Biology
    Senior Research Associate, NRRI
    University of Minnesota
    Duluth, MN

  • Richard D. Rheinhardt, Ph.D.
    Research Associate Professor
    Department of Biology
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC

  • Denice Heller Wardrop, PhD., P.E.
    Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
    Associate Director, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center
    Senior Research Associate and Associate Professor of Geography and Ecology
    University Park, PA

Cover Letter to Reviewers Initiating Review

Documents to be Peer Reviewed

Peer Reviews

Response to Peer Reviews:

Note:  The documents presented here are the versions provided to the peer reviewers.  New versions of these CRAM documents are now available, in part due to revisions based on peer review comments and subsequent staff analysis. These new versions are available at www.cramwetlands.org, and should be consulted for current or future reference.

Program Page: Division of Water Quality – 401 Certification and Wetlands Unit –
Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy (WRAPP)

Staff Contacts: Bill Orme (telephone (916) 341-5464) or Cliff Harvey (telephone (916) 558-1709). 

Last updated 12/27/11