The following selected listing of online wetland sites demonstrates that a great body of high-quality information is available via the World Wide Web. All aspects of wetlands are represented. Sites include academic, governmental, commercial, recreational, and conservation aspects of fresh and saline wetland environments around the world.
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for Wetland Environments
James S. Aber
Emporia State University
- Forested wetlands: Functions, benefits and the use of
best management practices. An online textbook about wetlands from a consortium of U.S. federal agencies.
- National water summary on wetland resources. U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Supply Paper 2425.
- Society of Wetland Scientists--see educational resources. Links to educational webpages including government agencies, university courses, case histories, etc. Good place for students to initiate online searches for wetland resources (mostly U.S.).
- America's wetlands from the Wetlands Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Introductory overview of wetland conditions, human interaction, protection, etc.
- Wetlands and agriculture, a publication of the Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (1998). Available in PDF format (which requires Acrobat Reader software to view).
- Playa Lakes Joint Venture--PLJV. A six-state consortium of governmental and private partners to conserve playa lakes and related wetlands in the Great Plains and High Plains region.
- KAWS--Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, organized in 1996 to promote "the protection, enhancement, and establishment of wetlands and riparian areas in Kansas."
- Kansas Water Office, the state's water planning agency that works in cooperation with other state agencies and the public to "best achieve the proper utilization and control of water resources of the state."
- KSNHI--Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory, from the Kansas Biological Survey.
- Florida wetlands from the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. Webpages on resource permitting, restoration, GIS databases, mangroves, etc.
- Peat resources of Iowa, U.S.A.
- Sunkhaze peatland complex and geologic setting for Maine peat deposits. From Explore Maine, Maine Geological Survey.
- Sustaining riparian landscapes, from the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service--see riparian landscapes.
- National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office--see migtigation action plan.
- Izaak Walton League of America, Clean Water programs--see IWLA.
- Ramsar Convention on wetlands of international importance. An intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
- Wetlands International--a leading global non-profit organization dedicated solely to the crucial work of wetland conservation and sustainable management.
- International Mire Conservation Group--a society of specialists from around the world who promote the wise use of mires and peatlands.
- Ducks Unlimited--one of the leading non-governmental organizations for wetland and waterfowl conservation. DU claims to be the world's largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation group. Its efforts are well known in protection and restoration of waterfowl habitat, primarily in the U.S. and Canada as well as elsewhere.
- Canadian landscapes from the Geological Survey of Canada. A photographic catalog of Canadian landscapes, containing many excellent views of wetlands, including both ground and aerial photographs.
- Canadian wetlands, from the National Atlas of Canada. Good introductory overview of Canadian wetlands. Well designed with good illustrations.
- Peat facts and figures from the Canadian Resource Room.
- Tropical wetlands, from Environment Australia. Well-designed webpages overviewing the tropical wetlands of Queensland, Australia.
- Kushiro International Wetland Centre--the largest wetland in Japan, located on the northern island of Hokkaido.
- Boreal bogs in Europe and North America. Links to good online resources from National Geographic.
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Text and images © J.S. Aber (2011).