Wetland Resource Guide

The resources below provide information relating to wetland restoration, function, values, regulation, and assessment.                                                    
 
Wetlands of West Virginia 
Wetlands Work - A guide for Agricultural Landowners: Find 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 Tool: Would 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 Plants of West Virginia: Learn 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. [Print-ready]  
West Virginia Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (WVWRAM): WVDEP's Watershed Assessment Branch of DEP’s standardized method for rapidly assessing the important natural functions of all types of wetlands present in West Virginia

Wetland Program Plan: Read West Virginia’s 5-year plan for protecting, restoring, monitoring, and regulating wetlands. 

USEPA Wetlands Protection and Restoration: General information about wetlands.  
 
Maps
Watershed Resources Registry for West Virginia (WRR): This mapping tool helps to locate and prioritize areas suitable for wetland and stream restoration.

WVDEP Data Viewer: This site provides the functional scores and locations of all mapped WV wetlands. Note: Many forested and smaller wetlands (i.e. vernal pools) have not yet been mapped.

National Wetland Inventory: The US Fish and Wildlife Service site provides the locations of mapped wetlands throuhgout the US. 
 
More Resources and References
Acid Mine Drainage: Experiments with wetland plants 
Ducks Unlimited: 
Wetland education resources 
Environmental Concern: 
Wetland Education and Outreach
Natural Resource Conservation Service: Wetland Fact Sheet
Society of Wetland Scientists: 
Webpage
US Army Corps of Engineers: 
Wetlands Delineation Manual
US Department of Agriculture: 
Plant Database
US Department of Agriculture: 
Wetland Indicator Status
US Fish and Wildlife Service: 
Classification of Wetland and Deepwater Habitats
US Fish and Wildlife Service: West Virginia's Wetlands
WV Save Our Streams: 
Introduction to wetlands (powerpoint presentation) 
Wetland: QUIZ
Project WET: Education Materials For Wetlands 
 
WV Division of Natural Resources: A Thirty Year Reflection
WV Master Naturalist Program: 
 Wetland class outline
WV Wetland and Riparian Flora: WV Flora
WV University: 
Wetland Management    
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