Wetlands of the United States

Wetlands of the United States : Current Status and Recent Trends (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Wetlands of the United States: Current Status and Recent Trends This report identifies the current status of u.s. Wetlands and major areas where wetlands are in greatest jeopardy from the national standpoint. It also presents existing regional and national information on wetland trends. The report is divided into six chapters: (1) Introduction, (2) What Is a Wetland?, (3) Major Wetland Types of the United States, (4) Why Are Wetlands (5) Current Status and Trends of us. Wetlands, and (6) The Future of America's Wetlands. Wetlands include the variety of marshes, swamps and bogs that occur throughout the country. They range from red maple swamps and black spruce bogs in the northern states to salt marshes along the coasts to bottomland hardwood forests in the southern states to prairie potholes in the Midwest to playa lakes and riparian wetlands in the western states to the wet tundra of Alaska. The Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a scientifically sound wetland definition and classification system to inventory the Nation's wetlands. The bulk of America's wetlands fall into two ecological systems: (1) Estuarine System and (2) Palustrine System. The Estuarine System includes salt and brackish tidal marshes, mangrove swamps and intertidal flats, while the Palustrine System encompasses the vast majority of the country's inland marshes, bogs, and swamps. Wetlands produce many benefits for society besides providing homes for many fish and wildlife species. Some of the more important public values of wetlands include flood control, water quality maintenance, erosion control, timber and other natural products for man's use, and recreation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • English
  • 61 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243113897
  • 9780243113897