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How Ecology Regulates Wetlands

Publication number Date Published
97-112April 1998
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Author(s) Andy McMillan
Description This document provides an overview of the role that the Department of Ecology plays in regulating wetlands and the factors that go into the agency's wetland permitting decisions. It is an introduction to: regulatory authority, wetland definitions and delineation, wetland characterization and function assessment, wetland mitigation, buffers, and more.
NOTES The portions of this document pertaining to wetland mitigation are out of date. For current information on wetland mitigation, see Publication #06-06-011a, Wetland Mitigation in Washington State: Part 1 - Agency Policies and Guidance (see Related Publica
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Keywords buffers, wetland permits, regulatory authority, wetland regulatory authority, function assessment, wetland, wetland characterization, wetland definitions, wetland delineation, wetland mitigation, wetlands, mitigation
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