Wetland Protection

Wetland Protection - Wetland Protection Wetlands

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Wetlands areas periodically/permanently inundated by  surface/ground water; support vegetation adapted for life  in saturated soil. (swamps, marshes, bogs and similar  areas)
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Before settlement: “bug-infested” Before 1980’s: transitional stage More than half of the original 221 million acres of wetlands that existed in the continental U.S. at the time of white settlement were destroyed by the 1980s. Wetlands views FACT: Nationwide, an estimated 50 million people  FACT: Nationwide, an estimated 50 million people  spend approximately $10 billion annually observing  spend approximately $10 billion annually observing  and photographing wetland-dependent birds. and photographing wetland-dependent birds.
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Hydrology: discharge and recharge groundwater, regulate surface water flows and sedimentation; Nutrient cycling: transform or sequester nutrients and chemical contaminants;
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