Wetlands Maps

Wetlands maps can be a valuable tool in finding areas where you can go bird watching or fishing or enjoy water activities like boating and canoeing.  Wetlands maps often cover large areas and can give you a vast array of information.  There are several methods that are used to find the information that is necessary to develop these intricate maps. Continue reading

Wetlands coastal

Some of our most vulnerable and ecologically important coastal habits are made up of coastal wetlands.  These wetlands are found between land and sea and have the characteristics of aquatic areas and upland areas and because of this, product flora and fauna rich environments.  There are various kinds of coastal wetlands.  The classic coastal wetlands are salt marshes and they develop close to the coast because they need daily tidal flooding.  Other types of wetlands that fall into this category include barachois, swamps, lagoons, bogs, estuaries, and salt marshes. Continue reading

Animal’s wetland

Wetlands have the characteristics of both land and aquatic settings so the wetland animals are very diverse.  Many of the animals of the wetlands are well suited to a wet environment and have very distinct ways of feeding and of reproducing.  The wetland animas sometimes affect how the wetlands are distributed.  Below are some of the wetland animals that you are likely to find in wetland areas: Continue reading

Wetlands constructed

Marsh, swamps, or wetlands that have been created by people are considered to be constructed wetlands.  They can be brand new or they are sometimes restored habitats that have been designed for the continuance of native and migratory wildlife or for the anthropogenic discharge of storm water and waste water.  Often it is used as reclamation of land after ecological disturbances like in mining or refinery industries.  It is used as a way to reclaim land after wetlands have been lost to developments.  These constructed wetlands act as a biofilter by removing pollutants like heavy metals and sediments from the water by imitating the features of natural wetlands. Continue reading