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Living in Harmony with Wetlands

Where You Can Learn More About Living in Harmony with Wetlands

Stop by your local library! You'll find plenty of information about wetlands. Here are five topics that will help you find out what wetlands mean to you:

  1. Learn about where the waters from your nearby wetlands go and what happens to the water when it gets there.
  2. Find out how wetlands help protect your town from floods.
  3. Learn about what wetlands can provide for your community.
  4. Find out how many acres of wetlands have been lost in your area since the town was founded.
  5. Find out how you can protect wetland species in your area.

Through its programs and work with other government agencies and private groups, U. S. Department of Agriculture agencies help restore and use wetlands in ways that balance environmental responsibility and profitability. The nationwide network of Natural Resources Conservation Service and Consolidated Farm Service Agency field offices provides wetlands assistance. USDA agencies work with the U. S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, state natural resource agencies, conservation districts, Native American Fish and Wildlife Service, Intertribal Agriculture Council, National Congress of American Indians, and private organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and sporting clubs to help restore, enhance, and manage wetlands. For information about the Natural Resources Conservation Service and how its Earth Team volunteers work with wetlands, call 1-800-THE-SOIL.

The National Agricultural Library would be a good place to start your search.

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