Wetland Restoration and Creation Guidelines for Mitigation

by Mary C. Landin, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
E. A. Dardeau, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Jerry L. Miller, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Abstract: The majority of wetland mitigation projects built in the U.S. are failures. Reasons for failure include poor siting, improper design (including inadequate baseline data collection), inadequate implementation and construction, and lack of follow-through on the parts of both the permit applicant and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the agency that issues federal permits for wetlands work. Wetland restoration and creation technical guidelines are available to prevent these failures.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Federal government | Failure analysis | Permits | Ecological restoration | Data collection | Construction management | Laws

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