The Wetland Conservation Plan (attached below) was published in 1997 to outline goals for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of wetlands. The District’s goal is to achieve no net loss of wetlands within the District, and eventual overall net-gain of wetlands.
Major updates to the conservation plan will include:
- updated methods to assess functions and values of wetlands, in addition to aquatic resources,
- guidelines to assess wetland creation site suitability, and
- a wetland enhancement and restoration assessment tool.
DOEE recently awarded a grant to Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) to perform the Wetland Mapping Project. DOEE and WSSI will soon contact stakeholders, via letter, to ask permission for land access to perform wetland assessments.
For more information about wetlands in District, view the Wetlands in the District page.