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Louisiana Coast Web Site - contains information and links relating to coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. Site funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA).

National Wetlands Inventory - Maps and other information on U.S. wetlands, from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Society of Wetland Scientists - a non-profit organization founded to promote wetland science and the exchange of information related to wetlands.

U.S. EPA Wetlands Homepage - About wetlands, U.S. wetlands regulation, and other U.S. governmental efforts to protect these areas. Includes large collection of internet links.

Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Regulatory Home Page - Information related to wetlands, especially U.S. federal regulation of wetlands.

James Payton's Constructed Wetlands Page - A constructed wetland is "a designed and man-made complex of saturated substrates, emergent and submergent vegetation, animal life, and water that simulates natural wetlands for human use and benefits."

Everglades Library - Internet resource library of information on the Florida Everglades and its restoration.

Ohio Wetlands Foundation - Non-profit providing wetland, off-site compensatory mitigation credits and funding wetlands research and education

Kushiro International Wetland Centre - Archived newsletters regarding wetlands matters in Japan's Kushiro region as well as international wetlands topics.

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands - Official site of the secretariat for the Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. This intergovernmental treaty provides a framework for national action and international cooperation for conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Wetland Regulations Center - 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.

Engineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration - Describes a book on wetlands restoration.

Gary Hahn's Wetland Web Site - Personal resume page with links to wetlands, hydric soils, hydrophytes, endangered species,regulatory, public administration, etc.

Mike Walter's Wetlands Page - Annotated links to wetlands-related sites, especially those with an Indiana focus.

The Riddle of the Carolina Bays (Smithsonian Magazine) - The confusingly named bays are not ocean inlets, nor are they confined to the Carolinas (though that is where they lie thickest). They are eerie wetland depressions scattered across the Eastern coastal plain from southern New Jersey to northern Florida.

Duke University Wetland Center - The goal of the Duke University Wetland Center is to provide sound scientific knowledge that will lead to sustainable wetland functions and values for the nation and the world.

Island Threatened by Development that would Destroy Wetlands - Pensacola Beach (Florida) residents oppose a high rise complex which would destroy barrier island wetlands.

National Wetlands Coalition - Opposes current implementation of U.S. wetlands regulations as "burdensome and ineffective regulation of private property that does not function as or provide the ecosystem benefits of high-value wetlands."

Wetlands International - Indonesia Programme - Research organization to sustain and restore wetlands in Indonesia. Information on Indonesian wetlands and project proposals.

Friends of Bushy Park Wetlands - Organization assists Parks Victoria rangers in the passive development of this wetland and sanctuary for 90 bird species in Glen Waverley, Australia. Includes information on wetlands and their biology.

The Digital Field Trip to The Wetlands - Learn about wetland ecology, including types, organisms, food webs, bog formation and conservation with Digital Frog International's award-winning educational CD-ROM.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa - Educational tour and interactive site with photos and sounds of birds, wildlife, and landscapes.

TOWRA-Net - Towra Point Nature Reserve - All about Towra Point Nature Reserve - Sydney's most important wetland

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - Engendering care and concern for wetlands by focusing on rare wetland birds and bringing people into close contact with ducks, geese, and swans at centers throughout the UK.

Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals - Established to exchange ideas on wetlands in Virginia. Organization information, several photos of wetlands plants, and links to related information.

Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act (2001), Table of Contents - Technical report by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences (2001). Covers wetlands restoration, mitigation, and related topics.

Wetlands International - Non-profit organization dedicated solely to wetland conservation and sustainable management. Information about wetlands and organization activities around the world.

Dr. Julian Thompson - Wetland Research Unit - Wetlands research (primarily in Africa and Asia) and courses offered at University College, London. Includes publications.

Camosun Bog Restoration Group - Working in Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver to restore an ancient and sensitive habitat.

British Columbia Wetlands Society - Mission is to promote the conservation of British Columbia's wetland ecosystems through education, research and stewardship.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute - Advocates for watershed restoration, community transportation, and ecological education.

Wetland Restoration Bibliography - A searchable bibliography intended to provide scientists, managers, students, and policy-makers with convenient access to current information on wetland restoration.

Riparian and Wetland Research Program of the University of Montana - The Riparian and Wetland Research Program (RWRP) is a research arm of the School of Forestry at The University of Montana, Missoula that deals with issues relating to the ecology and management of riparian and wetlands of the state and the region.

Citizens for a Green North Tonawanda - Wetland preservation and environmental education.

Dr. Bill Streever's Web Page - Lists Streever's publications on wetlands and their rehabilitation. Also a short bio, descriptions of current research, and some links.

Army Corps of Engineers - Wetlands Research Program - Research program designed to advance the state of the art of wetlands science, engineering, and technology.

Electronic Wetlands Herbarium - On-line field guide to U.S. wetlands plants.

Wetlands - Introduction to wetlands and their value to the ecosystem.

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project - Goal is to accelerate the pace, the extent, and the effectiveness of coastal wetland restoration in Southern California through developing and implementing a regional prioritization plan for the acquisition, restoration, and enhancement of Southern California's coastal wetlands and watersheds.

Burns Bog Conservation Society - Burns Bog is the largest raised peat bog on the west coast of the Americas and is in danger of being developed.

Western Wetland Flora - Field guide containing color photographs, line drawings, distinquishing features, range maps, and textual descriptions for 300 species of wetland plants that occur in the western United States. Identification key and illustrated glossary are included.

Wetland Plant Ecology at Coastal Carolina University - Internet course with site visits to Waccamaw River and Little River in West Virginia.

WetNet - Texas Wetland Information Network - Intended to foster easier access to online wetland-related information for various government agencies concerned with wetlands in Texas.

USGS National Wetlands Research Center - Mission is to develop and disseminate scientific information needed for understanding the ecology and values of U.S. wetlands and for managing and restoring wetland habitats and associated plant and animal communities.

Center For Wetlands, Gainesville, Florida - Linking basic ecological research on wetlands with engineering, particularly to foster the use of natural and constructed wetlands for water treatment.

Water and Energy Fluxes Over Prairie Wetlands - On-line presentation of the field research on the comparative analysis of energy balances and corresponding geophysical parameters of three prairie wetland ecosystems.

King County Wetland Topics - Information about wetlands, wetland plants and wildlife, development and mitigation rules, and educational programs from King County Department of Natural Resources, Washington State.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Restoration Project - Information about this wetland area and its restoration. In Orange County, California.

Wetlands and Water Resources Programme - IUCN - The World Conservation Union aims to improve the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater and tidal wetlands. About wetlands and the values, challenges of wetlands loss and conservation worldwide, and programs to protect and restore wetlands.

Pitt Polder Preservation Society - Established promote the protection of wetlands in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area in British Columbia, Canada. Provides information about bogs, other wetland types, and their values and functions.

West Eugene Wetlands Project - Case study of successful conflict resolution involving wetlands in an urban area. Information on wetlands, maps, photographs, and documentation of the process of achieving compromise between environmental and business concerns.

The California Resources Agency Wetlands Web - Comprehensive information about wetlands and their management in California and elsewhere. Content designed for the general public, the educational community, and government agencies.

100 Top Wetland Sites - Annotated list of websites.

Flynn Bogs System - A study of a bog system in Leon County Texas, describing the various habitats found, and the wildlife that inhabit them.

Wetlands International - Africa, Europe, Middle East - Information about wetlands and conservation activities in the regions.

California's Coastal Wetlands - Information about the characteristics and functions of coastal wetland ecosystems.

Partners for Wetlands - Promotes sustainable, productive use and conservation of freshwater wetlands throughout the world. Site has information about wetlands in general and at specific locations.

The Coalition for Wetland Protection - Coalition of non-governmental organizations and scientific institutions focused on supporting and protecting the wetland areas of Poland. News, technical and issues information, and images of Polish wetlands (including peatlands and mires).

Arsenic and phosphorus enrichment of Lake Yangebup - Objectives, methods used and results from a water/sediment contamination study in Lake Yangebup, a shallow wetland in Perth, Western Australia.

Wetland Science Institute - Comprehensive U.S. government technical resource on wetlands, their delineation and restoration, and related topics.

Ginninderra Wetlands Care Group - Wetlands management organization in Canberra ACT Australia. Site includes local and general wetlands information.

To Restore or Not to Restore: That is the Wetlands Question - Researchers report evidence that human made wetlands may be just as good at water filtration as untouched wetlands, but they may not offer the same rich resources for wildlife.

Predicting wetland response to changing water quantity and quality - Research project examining in-wetland responses to environmental change. Conceptual and numerical models for wetland function and response are applied. Study locations are mostly in Western Australia.

The Olentangy River Wetland Research Park - About wetland research and education facility at Ohio State University.

The Florida Everglades: History and Restoration - Extensive introduction to this wetlands ecosystem, its history and potential restoration.

National Wildlife Federation's Wetlands Homepage - Educational materials, information on several major U.S. wetlands regions, U.S. legal requirements and issues related to wetlands protection, floodplain restoration, wetlands library.

Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center - Information about interdisciplinary research, monitoring, and training regarding wetlands and related resources, with an emphasis in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. One activity is developing and testing science-based methods and tools to assess and predict wetland functions.

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States Manual - Report by wetland ecologists (Cowardin et al.) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1979.

South Florida Wetland Ecosystems Lab - Describes wetlands research activities, including studies of mangrove ecology and water quality impacts in the Everglades.

Wetlands International - Nonprofit global organisation dedicated to wetland conservation and sustainable management.

Wetlands Research & Technology Center - Facilitates and coordinates wetlands scientific and engineering work, wetlands training and information.

Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands - Network of wetland workers and advocates who engage in activities supportive of wetland conservation objectives.