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Wetland Areas

Wetlands are those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances, do support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.  Wetlands generally include swamps, estuaries, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.  For regulatory purposes, wetland delineations shall be determined by using the Washington State Wetlands Identification and Delineation Manual, March 1997, or as amended hereafter (Kitsap County CAO, 1999).

Wetland Areas Meetings and Summaries
bullet TRC Agenda: Jan 21, 2004
bullet Notes: Jan 21, 2004
bullet BAS Wetlands Options Summary

Other Documents
bullet Wetlands BAS Review
bullet Are Small, Isolated Wetlands Expendable?
bullet Freshwater Wetlands in Washington State (446 pages)
bullet King County BAS
bullet Pierce County BAS
bullet City Of Bellevue BAS
bullet Don Flora Letter, 6 Jan 2004
bullet Don Flora Letter, 13 Jan 2004
bullet Don Flora Letter, 27 Jan 2004
bullet City of Bainbridge Island Memo, 31 Dec 2003
bullet EPA Briefing: "A Common Error in Assessing Hydrophytic Vegetation for Wetland Identification", 27 April 1999
bullet Does Size Matter?  The Value of Small Isolated Wetlands, National Wetlands Newsletter Feb 2000
bullet Buffer Needs of Wetland Life, Final Draft 12 Feb 1992
bullet Wildlife Needs in Either Shrub or Herbaceous Vegetation in Buffers, 12 Feb 1992
bullet Small Wetlands Important in Maintaining Ecological Diversity, Wetnet, Spring 1999
Web Presentation
bullet Wetlands BAS Web Presentation

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