The District’s Wetland Conservation Plan Goal is to achieve no net loss of District wetlands, and an eventual net gain of wetland acreage and function. In addition, the Sustainable DC 2.0 Plan includes a goal to plant and maintain an additional one hundred fifty (150) acres of wetlands in targeted conservation opportunity areas, and to reduce threats to seventy-five (75) aquatic species of greatest conservation need. Wetlands and streams provide critical habitat for one hundred thirty-eight (138) out of two hundred and three (203) species of greatest conservation need identified in the District Wildlife Action Plan. In accordance with the Fisheries and Wildlife Omnibus Act of 2016, all wetlands and streams were designated as critical areas to be regulated.
For more information about wetlands in District, view the Wetlands in the District main page.