This guidance manual, which comprises a three-volume series, is not intended to supplant the existing guidance on sediment quality assessment. Rather, this guidance manual intended to further support the design and implementation of assessments of sedimentquality conditions by: Presenting an ecosystem-based framework for assessing and managing, contaminated sediments (Volume I); Describing the recommended procedures for designing and implementing sediment quality investigations (Volume II); and, ? Describing the recommended procedures for interpreting the results of sediment quality investigations (Volume III).
MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd.. 2002. Guidance Manual to Support the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments in Freshwater Estuarine and Marine Ecosystems Volume I ? An Ecosystem-Based Framework for Assessing and Managing Contaminated Sediments. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks