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Seasonally inundated depressions in the forest floor, typically referred to as vernal pools are in great demand of increased protection and further refined regulations. Vernal pools are typically small in size, isolated from larger wetland features, and not permanently inundated making them hard to find. These aspects make it more difficult to place specific restrictions against the degradation of such habitats. However they are immensely important to the species that rely upon them for breeding purposes. New Hampshire is one of the many states that does not classify vernal pools directly under wetland conservation regulation. The only instance in which vernal pools could potentially be protected is if they lie within a wetlands buffer zone.