Wetlands
20 Sources.

Aquatic Plants Archive List
Aquatic Plants Archive Search. From: FINS: The Fish Information Service.
(FINS is a very broad and encompassing site, which is well worth taking some time to look over.)

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multi-disciplinary research, teaching and extension unit devoted to the study and management of freshwater aquatic plants and invasive plants, aquatic and terrestrial. Personnel from about a dozen university departments contribute to its programs and projects. The Center director is Dr. Randall Stocker.

Congressional Research Service Reports at the National Library for the Environment (NLE)
Maintained by the NCSE as its primary Information Dissemination Program, the National Library for the Environment is a universal, timely, easy-to-use, single-point entry to quality environmental data and information for the use of all participants in the environmental enterprise. This online library includes directories of academic environmental programs, journals, funding sources, meetings, job opportunities, news sources, laws and treaties, reports, reference materials, and more. NCSE works to ensure that users understand the context and quality control relevant to all information provided. Included among the growing collections are the are the following projects and programs.

Conservation Ecology - A Peer Reviewed Journal - Main Page
Conservation Ecology, a peer-reviewed, electronic, scientific journal published by the Resilience Alliance.

Dr. Julian Thompson - Wetland and Hydrology Links
A page by: Dr. Julian Thompson.

EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
The enduring mission of the program is to encourage and enable others to act effectively in protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and associated ecosystems, including shallow open waters and free-flowing streams.

Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Task Force
The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program was established by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (Breaux Act) of 1990. Under the program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides matching grants for acquisition, restoration, management, or enhancement of coastal wetlands. About $6 million in grants are awarded annually through a nationwide competitive process. Funding for the program comes from excise taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat and small engine fuels.

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
In October, 1996, Congress moved the National Biological Service into the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the Biological Resources Division (BRD). Under BRD, the Center continues to work within the broadened mission conferred upon it by NBS. However, in July, 1997, the Center was granted permission to return to its original name, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, to better define the nature of our research and to avoid confusion with other USGS research facilities. Text Version.
Climate Analysis for Wetlands by County
From: The National Water and Climate Center is part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is an agency of the US Department of Agriculture.

Olentangy RIver Wetland Research Park
The Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at The Ohio State University is designed to be one of the most comprehensive wetland research and education facilities in the nation at a major university.

Society for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration is an international non-profit organization infused with the energy of 2800 members - individuals and organizations who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair and management of ecosystems through an unusually broad array of experience, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives. They are scientists, planners, administrators, ecological consultants, first peoples, landscape architects, philosophers, teachers, engineers, natural areas managers, writers, growers, community activists, and volunteers, among others.

Society for Wetland Scientists
The Society of Wetland Scientists is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to promote wetland science and the exchange of information related to wetlands.
('Links' is long and comprehensive.)

Texas Wetland Information Network (WetNet)
Texas Wetland Information Network (WetNet) project is to allow easier access to online wetland-related information. Funded by a grant from the Wetland Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 6, WetNet will enhance the wetland protection capabilities of state and federal regulatory agencies operating in Texas, and will provide accurate and up-to-date information to local governments, universities, and the general public.

The California Resources Agency Wetlands Web
Generally, a wetland is land that is periodically flooded, whether by the tide, the rise of river flows, rain, or--in some cases--human action. Among the several types of wetlands are marshes, bogs, swamps, baylands, and riparian areas.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty adopted on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar, on the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. Thus, though nowadays the name of the Convention is usually written "Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)", it has come to be known popularly as the "Ramsar Convention". Ramsar is the first of the modern global intergovernmental treaties on conservation and wise use of natural resources, but, compared with more recent ones, its provisions are relatively straightforward and general. Over the years, the Conference of the Contracting Parties (the main decision-making body of the Convention, composed of delegates from all the Member States) has further developed and interpreted the basic tenets of the treaty text and succeeded in keeping the work of the Convention abreast of changing world perceptions, priorities, and trends in environmental thinking.

The Soil Science Society of America
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional home for over 6,000 professionals throughout the world dedicated to the advancement of soil science. The primary purpose of the Society is to advance the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use.

The Wetlands Regulation Center
The Wetlands Regulation Center is presented by Environmental Technical Services Co. as a service to all persons interested in the laws, policies and regulations concerning activities regulated under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act in waters of the United States, including wetlands.

University of Manitoba Field Station (Delta Marsh)
The Field Station property is part of a designated game-bird refuge and wildlife protection area, most of which was designated in 1987 as an ecologically significant area. Established in 1966, the Station is a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations and the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network. It is based at Mallard Lodge, one of the finest lodges on the marsh, that was built in 1932 on the estate of noted athlete and businessman Donald H. Bain.

USGS National Wetlands Research Center Home Page
Wetland losses, restoration, and management are a serious concern nationwide. The largest acreage of remaining wetlands (and highest wetland losses) occur in the southern region. NWRC's research focuses on estuarine, marine, and freshwater wetlands. Along the coasts, the Center works on issues related to marine seagrasses and corals, estuarine waters, marshes and submerged aquatic vegetation, mangrove swamps, and freshwater areas of open water, marshes, submerged vegetation, forests and coastal prairies. Farther inland the Center has work underway on forested wetlands, including bottomland hardwoods, cypress-tupelo swamps, and pine savannahs. The Center has a small number of field sites scattered across the nation, and a large number of sites in the southern portions of the United States from North Carolina to the Texas-Mexico border.

USGS Water Resourecs Application Software
This software and related material (data and documentation) are made available by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to be used in the public interest and the in the advancement of science. You may, without any fee or cost, use, copy, modify, or distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting documentation, subject to the USGS software User Rights Notice.

Water Environment Federation
WEF is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization of 40,000+ water quality experts. Its mission: preserve and enhance the global water environment.

Wetlands Homepage -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The enduring mission of the program is to encourage and enable others to act effectively in protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and associated ecosystems, including shallow open waters and free-flowing streams. In doing so, the program engages in two principal categories of activities -- establishing national standards and assisting others to meet them.

WES Environmental Laboratory Wetlands Page
The WRTC consolidates administrative, technological, and research skills available at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory. The Center facilitates and coordinates wetlands scientific and engineering work, wetlands training, and interagency coordination efforts and responds to those seeking answers to wetlands related questions.



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