#11 - Comp Plan - Wetland Management

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#11 - Comp Plan - Wetland Management

  1. 1. Wetlands
  2. 2. Review Of Current Chapter <ul><li>Focus on wetland landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogeomorphic classes and profile </li></ul><ul><li>General ecological function and significance </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses the benefits & values of wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Provides general model for determining value </li></ul>
  3. 3. Trend Analysis <ul><li>General drying out of landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5,137 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loss of wetlands with hydroperiods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporarily flooded (A) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturated (B) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>8,375 acres (52%) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trends: <ul><li>Organic soils drying out </li></ul><ul><li>Increased occurrence of invasive species </li></ul><ul><li>Increased colonization by upland species </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implications <ul><li>Probable loss of 52% of wetland stock </li></ul><ul><li>Organic soils decomposing & becoming hydrophobic – permanent loss </li></ul><ul><li>Land subsidence </li></ul><ul><li>Potential removal from 60-80% county </li></ul>
  6. 6. Expectations for Management <ul><li>More involved delineations </li></ul><ul><li>More areas that do not meet jurisdictional definition </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions? Thank You Coon Creek Watershed District

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