California Wetlands Information System

An Introduction

Generally, a wetland is land that is periodically flooded, whether by the tide, the rise of river flows, rain, or--in some cases--human action. Among the several types of wetlands are marshes, bogs, swamps, baylands, and riparian areas.

Information on California's Wetlands:

* California's Valuable Wetlands
* Defining Wetlands
* Past Management
* Current Wetland Management Areas
* Current Protection Policies
* Wetland Protection Strategies
* Voluntary Landowner Incentive Programs
* To California's Natural Resources Web: Wetlands Pages

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