Wetlands: An Overview of Issues

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The report documents recent changes in wetland acres. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreage nationwide in March 2006. Covering 1998 to 2004, it concluded that during this time period there was a small net gain in overall wetland acres for the first time that this survey has been conducted. Others caution, however, that much of this gain was in ponds, rather than natural wetlands.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 8, 2008
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resource and Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Zinn, Jeffrey A.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 8, 2008
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United States
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The report documents recent changes in wetland acres. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreage nationwide in March 2006. Covering 1998 to 2004, it concluded that during this time period there was a small net gain in overall wetland acres for the first time that this survey has been conducted. Others caution, however, that much of this gain was in ponds, rather than natural wetlands.

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25 pages.

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