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Wetland activity tracking

To get a general picture of what is taking place in Wisconsin’s wetlands the DNR is tracking and mapping activities that affect wetlands, both positively and negatively. These activities include losses, gains and "acre–neutral" projects – that is, projects that affect wetland quality but do not result in a loss or gain of acres.

Status reports

This series of reports is compiled from existing data bases that track regulatory permits, compensatory mitigation projects, Department of Transportation mitigation projects, and restoration activities carried out by a partnership of federal and state agencies and conservation organizations. While it focuses more on quantity than quality of wetlands, it does categorize trackable activities by whether they have generally positive or negative impacts.

Not all actions can be tracked. Some losses, such as illegal filling, are unknown, and others are not regulated, so there is no record of them to track. Likewise, some positive impacts are not yet tracked, such as control of invasive plants, maintenance of water control structures, and best management practices for improving plant and animal habitat on existing wetlands.

Wetland activities in Wisconsin

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Last Revised: Monday November 06 2017