- Such constant change makes wetlands ecologically rich and are often diverse as rain forests.
- Providing a habitat for a wide variety of different animals and an area for birds to nest at.
- Sources for multiple uses in commercial and utilitarian functions. Considered as "Nature's Kidneys" as they have the ability to limit the amount of harm done such as Waves, Convey and store floodwaters, trap sediment and reduce pollution.
- Reasoning behind the disappearance of many wetland is also the reasoning why they are so valuable: Ever changing Nature
- Wetlands are near freshwater rivers, stream, lakes and their flood plains
- Many other variables affects the water levels of wetlands such as tides, precipitation or runoff and even activities of humans and other animals.
- Wetlands (along rivers and coastlines) are long lived as events that may cause economically devastation for only short term and ensures long-term gain.
- Wetland encompasses an array of shallow-water and saturated soil environments that provide for both a terrestrial and an aquatic system.
- Have both species from two different areas with aquatic and terrestrial creatures.
- Having wetlands connected with other waterways allows it bring nutrients and sediments that will all around make the system more reproductive.
- Barrier prevent wetland plants and animals with highly sensitive aquatic tolerances from migrating up and down slopes. With no room for them to move, this would cause the disappearance of wetlands.
- Decreased sediment from dams and reservoirs along rivers and streams threatens other wetlands.
- Battle over wetlands has been a conflict between conservation and development of devising management strategies that provide certainty for developers while protecting the ecological features of wetlands.
- Landowners wanted to know the exact effects of wetland regulation when building a house or road. They had wanted to know all the conditions, rules and compensate for loss wetlands by making some in other areas.
- Leading to the creation Wetland Policies to be made through legislative rather than scientist.
- Bill requires that federal agencies document 21 days of inundation or saturation for all wetlands. The bill would also allow the compensation of the loss of one wetland by preserving another (Mitigation Banking)
Wetlands is an area of land that is the home for both terrestrial and aquatic creatures due to its complex habitat. Besides being the home for a wide variety of different animals and plants, wetlands are very ecologically rich and contribute a lot as it provides multiple uses in commercial and utilitarian functions. Providing the ability to limit amount of harm doe onto an area, they are also able to remain long term despite any devastation that can happen to the area around it. They are also very unpredictable as they have been disappearing for the same reason that they prove to be valuable which is cause of their nature to be Ever changing. Many scientist and Landowners have become very concerned with the disappearance and have set regulations regarding the wetlands. The bill requires that the federal agencies document 21 days of the inundation or saturation of all wetlands and the bill follows the Mitigation Banking rule where if one wetland is taken out, another is preserved. The preservation of wetlands is important to these habitats and those around it.
When first hearing about the wetlands I hadn't thought of any significance at all or why it was even important at all. Now reading about the wetlands and what it does for the area was eye-opening as it provides a habitat for both aquatic and terrestrial animals while also helping the environment. I hadn't realized at all that it was called "Nature's Kidneys" by limiting the amount of harm done to an area such as pollution, trap sediment and etc. This indeed does remind me of the human body because without the kidneys, everything else would not be functioning correctly or smoothly. I especially had not realized that regulations had been set for wetlands with landowners through legislative rather than scientists. Pushing very hard to preserve wetlands, I would hate to see what would happen if they did not put in effort to maintain them. After reading the article I can see that the need for the wetlands is crucial as it provides many uses because if it disappears, we may encounter problems for the areas.