Wetland ecology -- Determining jurisdictional limits of wetlands and other waters -- Federal wetlands regulations -- California wetlands regulation -- Wetland resource planning and mitigation -- Appendices, Federal materials: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations; EPA/Corps memorandum of understanding regarding geographic jurisdiction; EPA/Corps memorandum of understanding regarding enforcement; EPA/Corps memorandum of understanding regarding mitigation; U.S. Dept. of the Army/memorandum of understanding regarding farmed wetlands; Corps/EPA memorandum of understanding regarding 404 regulatory program; Corps regulatory guidance letters issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Instructions for preparing a Corps of Engineers permit application; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit evaluation and decision document; U.S. map of divisions and districts for regulatory activities; California map of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district offices; Locations of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory offices -- Appendices, California materials: California Fish and Game Code Sections 1600-1607; California Fish and Code Sections 1775-1796; California Fish and Game Code Section 699.5; California Dept. of Fish and Game Application for Lake or Streambed Alteration; California Dept. of Fish and Game regional offices; California regional water quality control boards. Wetlands Regulation explains how to identify and comply with laws and procedures governing California's wetlands. In clear and understandable language, this book describes how wetlands are regulated and which federal, state, regional, or local agencies have jurisdiction. Every permit applicant, public agency, environmental organization, and attorney working with wetlands issues needs this comprehensive, practical guide. Written by technical and legal experts, Wetlands Regulation provides guidance for securing permits to develop in wetland areas and describes strategies for preservation. Also discussed are mitigation planning, implementation, and banking, and conservation planning. Wetlands Regulation is a complete guide to federal and state programs, using examples from California to illustrate key issues. Thorough treatment is given to regulation of wetlands under Section 404 of the Clean Water act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Sections 1600-1607 of the California Fish and Game Code, and the California Coastal Act.