Access to practical tools & resources to help Canadians better understand and conserve wetlands.

Wetlands - USEPA

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LINK: http://www.epa.gov/wetlands

Description

America's Wetlands "Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season. Water saturation largely determines how the soil develops and the types of plant and animal communities living in and on the soil. Wetlands may support both aquatic and terrestrial species. The prolonged presence of water creates conditions that favor the growth of specially adapted plants and promote the development of characteristic wetlands soils." -- EPA, America's Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water This website provides information about wetlands, programs, plans, legal guidance, partnerships, stewardship and landowner assistance. Numerous sections are relevant to the Canadian context:

  • facts about wetlands
  • landowner assistance & stewardship
  • kids? page
  • wetland bioassessment fact sheets
  • MOU on Surface Coal Mining Operations

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Regions: United States

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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