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Main Title America's wetlands : our vital link between land and water.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds,
Year Published 2004
Report Number PB2005102444
Stock Number PB2005-102444
OCLC Number 60246098
Subjects Wetland ecology--United States ; Wetland conservation--United States ; Wetlands--United States
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Environmental protection ; Status ; Trends ; Ecology ; Acres ; States(United States)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 841/2002.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/06/2005
NTIS  PB2005-102444 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation {16}p. : ill., col. ; 28 cm.
Wetlands have often been regarded as wastelands sources of mosquitoes, flies, unpleasant odors, and disease. People thought of wetlands as places to avoid or, better yet, eliminate. Largely because of this negative view, more than half of America's original wetlands have been destroyed-drained and converted to farmland, filled for housing developments and industrial facilities, or used to dispose of household and industrial waste. As people understand ecological processes better, attitudes towards wetlands change. We now know that wetlands are, in fact, valuable natural resources. Whether drier or wetter, bigger or smaller, wetlands provide important benefits to people and the environment. Wetlands help regulate water levels within watersheds; improve water quality; reduce flood and storm damages; provide important fish and wildlife habitat; and support hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities. Wetlands are natural wonderlands of great value. Reading this booklet will give you a better understanding of the rich variety of wetlands, their importance, how they are threatened, and what can be done to conserve them for future generations.