Local Wetland Programs

Local governments are often best suited to fill wetland regulatory protection gaps because they are better situated to recognize wetland value in the local context. Many cities and towns have already taken steps to provide additional protection for wetland resources by adopting wetland ordinances and incorporating wetland management into smart growth initiatives, stormwater management, flood control, and climate resiliency goals. These actions can result in tangible ecological, sociological, and economic benefits for those communities.

Urban Wetlands Protection and Restoration Guide

ASWM Local Government Publications