Wetland creation is the establishment of a wetland on a site where no natural wetland occurred historically.
Purposes and Benefits
To establish wetland hydrology, hydrophytic plant communities, and wildlife habitat functions on soils capable of supporting those functions.
Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices
This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process.
NRCS Kansas and NRCS Idaho have teamed up to publish a booklet and accompanying web page named Better Wetlands, a guide to more than a dozen ideas to improve restored wetlands for wildlife and personal enjoyment. Through their generosity, NRCS New York has created it's own web version based on the material found in the original publication.
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.