Mitigation bank promotes research on restoring coastal plain depression wetlands (South Carolina)

  • Authors: Barton, Christopher D.; De Steven, Diane; Kilgo, John C.
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Ecological Restoration, 22:4, p.291-292

Abstract

Carolina bays and smaller depression wetlands support diverse plant communities and provide critical habitat for semi-aquatic fauna throughout the Coastal Plain region of the southeastern United States. Historically, many depression wetlands were altered or destroyed by surface ditching, drainage, and agricultural or silviculture uses. These important habitats are now at further risk of alteration and loss following a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2001 restricting federal regulation of isolated wetlands. Thus, there is increased attention towards protecting intact sites and developing methods to restore others.

  • Citation: Barton, Christopher D.; De Steven, Diane; Kilgo, John C. 2004. Mitigation bank promotes research on restoring coastal plain depression wetlands (South Carolina). Ecological Restoration, 22:4, p.291-292
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: June 25, 2020
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