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Wetland Identification Program

The Wetland Identification Program consists of two services offered through DNR that provide landowners with evaluations and statements about whether their property contains wetlands. Any person who owns or leases land may request the services offered through the wetland Identification Program.

Wetland identification service

The DNR will begin offering wetland identification services for qualified projects starting this spring. The service will consist of a written evaluation, based upon an on-site inspection of the land by the DNR, of whether a parcel of land contains a wetland. To qualify for the program the land being reviewed must be less than 5 acres. A review fee of $300 per acre of land reviewed is required for this service, with a mandatory turn-around time of 60 days or less.

The wetland identification service cannot be used as a substitute for official wetland delineation, and will only provide requestors with an approximate wetland boundary location. Because the service will only provide approximate wetland boundary locations it may not be suitable for all projects. Projects that have setback requirements or are located very near a wetland may not be good candidates for the service. For this reason, we recommend anyone interested in using this service contact the Wetland Identification (ID) Program prior to completing any request forms.

For 2013, the service will be limited to the counties depicted in red on the map found on this page, with hopes of expanding statewide in 2014.

Wetland ID service request form [PDF].

Wetland confirmation service

The DNR will begin offering Wetland Confirmation Services for qualified projects starting this spring. The service will consist of a written statement, based upon an on-site inspection of the land by the DNR, of whether we concur with the wetland boundaries delineated by a consultant or other third party. A review fee of $300 per 20 acres of land reviewed is required for this service, with a mandatory turn-around time of 60 days or less.

The goal of this service is to provide developers and other similar groups certainty that a project’s delineated wetland boundaries are accurate before they finalize development plans, etc. It is hoped the service will prevent unexpected time delays by identifying wetland boundary concerns prior to a project’s final design completion. For 2013, the service will be limited to the counties depicted in red on the map found on this page, with hopes of expanding statewide in 2014.

Wetland Identification Program coverage area

Wetland Identification Program coverage area

Contact information
For more information on wetland boundary delineation, contact:
Tom Nedland
Wetland identification coordinator
920-303-5439
Last Revised: Friday June 21 2013