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Wetlands - General Information

America's Wetlands: Our Vital Link Between Land and Water. This website will give you a better sense of knowledge on the rich variety of wetlands, their importance, and what can be done to conserve them for future generations. Source: Wetlands Helpline, c/o EPA Water Resource Center, Mail Code RC-4100T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW , Washington, DC 20460; or call 1-800-832-7828; www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/vital/toc.html.

An Approach to Improving Decision- Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation. 1992. Written by Mary Kentula, Robert Brroks, Stephanie Gwin, Cindy Holland, Arthur Sherman and Jean Sifneos. Published by Island Press. This book compares natural and created wetlands to determine if restored wetlands successfully replace wetlands lost to development and other pressures. Source: Island Press, Box 7, Department 5AU Covelo, CA 95428; or call (800)-828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

The Association of State Wetland Managers. A website that is packed with recent wetland news. It also has a link where you can sign up and become a member of the Association of State and Wetland Managers; P.O. Box 269,1434 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023; or call (518)-872-1804; http://www.aswm.org/.

Chesapeake Bay Program. This website is a great way to find out about what lives near/in the Chesapeake Bay. It also is a great way to find how on how to get involved with the cleaning of the bay; Source: Chesapeake Bay Program 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109, Annapolis, MD 21403; or call (800) YOUR-BAY (800-968-7229); http://www.chesapeakebay.net/.

Handbook for Wetlands Conservation and Sustainability. Izaak Walton League of America. 1998. This handbook explains wetland ecology, functions and values. Includes wetland monitoring techniques that can be used around the country; steps for starting a wetland conservation project; wetland project ideas; case studies of successful wetland projects; wetland regulations; extensive resource list; and more. Source: Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-2983; or call (800) BUG-IWLA or (301) 548-0150; www.iwla.org/sosbooks.

Helping Nature Heal- An Introduction to Environmental Restoration. 1991. A 152-page resource manual that is a part of the Whole Earth Collection series. An interesting collection of essays, articles, and practical information, including book reviews about where to find supplies. Source: local bookstore; or http://www.amazon.com/.

History of Wetlands in the Conterminous United States: National Water Summary on Wetland Resources. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2425. Available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at Geological Survey at http://water.usgs.gov/nwsum/wsp2425/history.html.

Living With Michigan's Wetlands: A Land Owner's Guide. Written by Wilfred Cwikiel. 1996. Although this book includes information specific to Michigan, it provides useful information about wetland regulations, wetlands identification and delineation, wetland monitoring, wetland restoration, and ways for citizens to become involved in wetland regulation and nonregulatory wetland protection techniques that landowners may wish to peruse. Source: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, P.O. Box300, Conway, MI 49722; or call 616-374-1181; http://www.watershedcouncil.org/.

Our National Wetland Heritage: A Protection Guide. Jon Kusler and Teressa Opheim. Available from the Association of State Wetland Managers. Call (518) 872-1804; P.O. Box 269 1434 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023; http://www.aswm.org/.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs. Offers aids to restore wetlands and other wildlife habitats. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Habitat Restoration, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203; or call (703)358-22201; or fax (703)-358-2232; partners.fws.gov.

Restoration, Creation, and Recovery of Wetlands: National Water Summary on Wetland Resources , Mary Kentula, 1999. United States Geographical Survey Water Supply Paper 2425; Source: US Geological Survey, 417 National Center Reston, VA 20192; or call (703)648-5497; http://water.usgs.gov/nwsum/wsp2425/restoration.html.

Society for Ecological Restoration. For those who are interested in ecology repair and management; Society for Ecological Restoration International, 285 W. 18th Street, Suite 1, Tucson, AZ 85701, or call (520) 622-5485; http://www.ser.org/.

Society of Wetland Scientists. You can apply to be a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists here. You can also find out where and when the organization meeting will be held http://www.sws.org/.

Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation.Elizabeth A. Colburn, 2004. This book defines vernal pools, provides overviews of their formation and characteristics, and presents data critical for assessing, regulating, and managing pool ecosystems. The biology of vernal pool like forms is explored. Also includes an extensive bibliography and resources listing. Source: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Co.; 431-B East College Street Granville, OH 43023; or call (800)233-8787 or (740)321-1140;  http://www.mwpubco.com/.

Wetlands: An Approach to Improving Decision Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation. Mary Kentula et al., 1992. Available from Island Press. 76424 Main Street, P.O. Box 7, Covelo, CA 95428; or call 1-800-828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Wetlands Educational System. Learn about the definition and classification of wetlands, what types of plants and wildlife are found there, and the importance of wetlands ecosystem in flood and erosion control, water purification and ground water recharge. Photos and hypertext illustrate wetland types from bogs to swamps. Provided on diskette or through Internet. You must supply two diskettes. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, 77 W. Jackson, P-19J, Chicago, IL 60604-3590; or call (312)-353-6353;www.epa.gov/region5.

Wetland Creation and Restoration: The Status of the Science. Jon Kusler and Mary Kentula, 1990. Available from the Island Press, 76424 Main Street, P.O. Box 7, Covello, CA 95428; or Call 1-800-828-1302; http://www.islandpress.org/.

Wetland Fact Sheets. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2002. These fact sheets provide introductory information about wetland ecology, functions and values, federal regulation, and conservation programs. Source: Wetlands Helpline, c/o EPA Water Resource Center, Mail Code RC-4100, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460; or call (800) 832-7828 or (202) 260-6029; www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands.

Wetlands Helpline. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A free telephone service that handles public interest questions and requests for information about wetlands. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Source: Wetlands Helpline, c/o EPA Water Resource Center, Mail Code RC-4100, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20460; or call (800) 832-7828 or (202) 260-6029; www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands.

Wetlands. Third Edition. William Mitsch and James Gosselink. 2000. Technical textbook that provides an extensive overview of wetlands. Covers wetland chemistry, biology, geology, hydrology, geography, and management. ISBN No. 0-442-008058. Source: Wiley Publishers, 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256; or call (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com/.

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