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Wetland Inventories

Wetlands inventories are critical for resource protection and management, yet many parks continue to operate without them. To speed the acquisition of data on locations and types of wetlands, WRD has provided more than $1.5 million (including matching money) for National Wetlands Inventory mapping at 23 parks including Acadia National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Glacier National Park, and Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. The Division has also provided over $800,000 for higher resolution or "enhanced" wetland inventories tailored to specific needs of many parks, including Ozark National Scenic River, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Wetlands Program staff provides project coordination and technical assistance for these inventory activities, and continues to seek funding for additional projects.

Last Updated: April 08, 2014