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Protect
wetlands through land use planning, acquisition and wetland protection laws.
Restore
wetlands to improve wetland health and function and by re-establishing destroyed wetlands.
Explore
wetlands by getting your feet wet and learning about their wonders.

Know before you buy or buildExplore your options

If wetlands are present on a property, there are options available to you:

  • Enjoy and explore your wetlands and avoid building on them or otherwise disturbing them. Learn about the important functions and values they provide.
  • Restore degraded wetlands or enhance them.
  • If wetlands can’t be avoided, read about the necessary permitting and environmental review process. State and federal (and sometimes local) permits are required for activities that will have an impact on wetlands.

Video guide

Explore Your Options

In the “Waking up to Wetlands” video guide, the “Step 3: Explore your options” module will explain the options available to you if wetlands are present on a property.


“Waking Up to Wetlands” - Step 3: Explore your options
[YouTube VIDEO length: 3:59]

Know if You Have a Wetland Steps

Locating wetlands Reviewing Maps Physical clues Exploring options

Contact information
For contact information based on the area where your property is located, see our Permit Intake and Contacts page.
Last Revised: Wednesday June 24 2015