Article Index


Glossary

Common Acronyms

Wetland Regulatory Definitions

Glossary

References

Common Acronyms within Wetland and Watershed Management Resources 

ACOE

Army Corps of Engineers (also ACOE)
ASWM

Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
BMP

Best Management Practice
CEA

Critical Environmental Assessment (New York State)
FR

Codified Federal Register
CRP

Conservation Reserve Program (USDA)
CWA

Clean Water Act 1972
CZM

Coastal Zone Management
DEC

Department of Environmental Conservation (New York State)
DEP

Department of Environmental Protection (New York City)
DOH

Department of Health
DU

Ducks Unlimited

ECL

Environmental Conservation Law (ECL New York State)
EIS

Environmental Impact Statement
EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EQIP

Environmental Quality Incentives Program
ESA

Endangered Species Act
FSA

Farm Services Agency
FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency
FSP

Forest Stewardship Program
FWA

Freshwater Wetlands Act (New York State)
FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HGM

Hydrogeomorphic
AFWA

Associations of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
KYW

Know Your Watershed
LTANY

Land Trust Alliance, New York
LWCF

Land and Water Conservation Fund
LWRP

Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan
NAWCA

North American Wetland Conservation Act
NAWMP

North American Waterfowl Management Plan
NFIP

National Flood Insurance Program
NHP

Natural Heritage Program (New York State)
NPDES

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
NPS

Nonpoint Source
NRCS

Natural Resources Conservation Service
NWF

National Wildlife Federation
NWI

National Wetlands Inventory
NWPCP

National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan
NYCRR

New York State Code of Rules and Regulations
NYPF

New York Planning Federation
NYSCC

New York State Conservation Committee
NYSWF

New York State Wetlands Forum, Inc.
PFW

Partners for Wildlife
POW

Planning of Wetlands Workshops
RC&D

Resources Conservation and Development Council Program
SEQRA

State Environmental Quality Review Act (New York)
SIP

Stewardship Incentives Program
SPDES

State Pollution Dicharge Elimination System (permits)
SWANCC

Solid Waste Authority of Northern Cook County; refers to US Supreme Court case involving isolated wetlands
SWCD

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (County)
SWS

Society of Wetland Scientists
TMDL

Total Maximum Daily Load
TU

Trout Unlimited
UPA

Uniform Procedure Act
USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDI

U.S. Department of the Interior
USGS

U.S. Geologic Survey
WET

Water Education for Teachers
WHIP

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
WOW

Wonders of Wetlands Workshops
WQC

Water Quality Committee
WRP

Wetlands Reserve Program