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What Are Wetlands? Coffey Geoscience

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What Are Wetlands? Coffey Geoscience

  1. 1. WETLAND FUNCTIONS<br />water storage & delay <br />sediment retention & stabilization<br />phosphorus retention <br />nitrate removal & retention <br />thermoregulation <br />anadromous fish habitat <br />non-anadromous fish habitat <br />aquatic invertebrate habitat <br />amphibian & reptile habitat<br /> waterbird feeding habitat <br />waterbird nesting habitat<br />organic matter export <br />songbird, raptor & mammal habitat <br />native plant diversity <br />pollinator habitat <br />Hydrologic <br />Water Quality Support<br />Fish Support <br />Aquatic Support <br />Terrestrial Support <br />
  2. 2. WETLAND VALUES<br />Flood water storage & delay<br />Water quality improvement<br />Recreation e.g. boating, fishing, hiking, birding, etc.<br />Education<br />Soil improvement, aquaculture, farming<br />
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  10. 10. RECOGNIZING WETLANDS<br />
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  14. 14. Farmed Wetland<br />Photos taken in February, 2011<br />Shallow water table<br />
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  16. 16. Wetland Determination<br />(& delineation)<br />3 parameter method<br /><ul><li> vegetation
  17. 17. soils
  18. 18. hydrology</li></li></ul><li>
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  21. 21. WETLAND MITIGATION<br />
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  24. 24. WETLAND FUNCTIONS<br />water storage & delay <br />sediment retention & stabilization<br />phosphorus retention <br />nitrate removal & retention <br />thermoregulation <br />anadromous fish habitat <br />non-anadromous fish habitat <br />aquatic invertebrate habitat <br />amphibian & reptile habitat<br /> waterbird feeding habitat <br />waterbird nesting habitat<br />organic matter export <br />songbird, raptor & mammal habitat <br />native plant diversity <br />pollinator habitat <br />Hydrologic <br />Water Quality Support<br />Fish Support <br />Aquatic Support <br />Terrestrial Support <br />
  25. 25. WETLAND VALUES<br />Flood water storage<br />Water quality improvement<br />Recreation e.g. boating, fishing, hiking, birding, etc.<br />Education<br />Soil improvement, aquaculture<br />
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