Wetland resources


​The resources below provide information relating to wetland restoration, function, values, regulations and assessment.

  • Wetlands of West VirginiaWetlands are areas where the land is covered by shallow water or the soil is saturated to the surface for at least two weeks during the growing season.
  • Wetlands Work - A Guide for Agricultural LandownersFind funding sources and planners to help with your agricultural wetland questions. Although this site is focused on the Chesapeake Bay counties of West Virginia, the planning and funding resources apply to the whole state.
  • Restoration Planting ToolWould you like to restore native plants to your wetland or upland site in West Virginia? The Restoration Planting Tool matches your site with known native plant communities in West Virginia and predicts the species that will thrive and provide great habitat for native birds, butterflies, and other species.
  • Guide to Common Wetland Plan of West VirginiaLearn to identify the 100 most common wetland plants of our mountain state. If you wish to print the guide, you can download a book-size print-ready PDF that is formatted for color 2-sided printing; after printing cut the sheets in half, collate and staple/bind.
  • West Virginia Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (WVWRAM)Watershed Assessment Branch of WVDEP’s standardized method for rapidly assessing the important natural functions of all types of wetlands present in West Virginia.
  • Wetland Program PlanRead West Virginia’s 5-year plan for protecting, restoring, monitoring, and regulating wetlands.
  • USEPA Wetlands Protection and RestorationGeneral information about wetlands.


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