Wetland Protection [US]
Wetlands are being lost to industrialization, urbanization, and climate change. Besides being an important part of healthy ecosystems for fish and wildlife, wetlands also help provide the basic water needs for more than three billion people and help sustain economic activities, such as fishing, agriculture and recreation. Because communities and ecosystems depend on wetlands, we need to ensure they are being adequately protected. Mitigating and restoring wetlands is expensive and can involve politics.
- EPA - America’s Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water
- USGS - Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: A Resource at Risk
- MIT Mission 2010 - Louisiana Wetlands
- Ramasar Sites Information Service (RSIS) - from Wetlands International
- Wetlands Inventory Data - from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Wetlands Status and Trends - from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Global Lakes and Wetlands Database - from WWF and the Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany
- Wetlands Climate Table Documentation - last revised 1997 from US Dept. of Agriculture: National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- Map Based Climate Information Retrieval (Navigating to the WETS Tables) - from US Dept. of Agriculture: National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
- MassGIS Data - National Wetlands Inventory - last updated October 2007
- EPA Office of Water
- USGS - National Wetlands Research Center
- Wetlands International - the only global non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands.
- The Wetlands Initiative - dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and reduce flood damage.
- Environmental Concern - promotes public understanding and stewardship of wetlands with the goal of improving water quality and enhancing nature’s habitat. This is accomplished through wetland outreach and education, native species horticulture, and the restoration, construction and enhancement of wetlands.
- Chesapeake Bay Program - a regional partnership that leads and directs Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection.
- America’s Wetland Foundation - works throughout the Gulf region and was founded in response to a comprehensive coastal study calling on the need to alert the nation to the devastating loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands and how their loss impacts the rest of the nation.
- Duke University Wetland Center