Wetlands Resources Toolbox
The quality of water in the Great Lakes region, including lakes, streams, and drinking water, is dependent on the integrity of our wetland resources. The health of wetlands across the Great Lakes Basin is dependent on the ability of citizens, like you, working at the local level to communicate the value and importance of wetlands and to have the tools to work to protect them.
C.P.R. for Wetlands: Conserve, Protect, and Restore – Breathing new life into our sense of place – is a collection of wetland resources to help you with your local efforts.
- Community Involvement Fact Sheets provide background information, as well as an outline of current wetland regulations, on a state-by-state basis.
- The Wetlands Education Brochure (html version) describes the various categories of wetlands, and the vital functions they have. This educational brochure is intended for use with decision makers such as planning commissions, zoning boards, legislators and environmental groups.(pdf version) – (pdf file for printing on 11×17 paper )
- Summary of Regulatory Information pdf file) is an overview of the wetland regulatory framework at both the federal and state levels in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario.
- Islands of Success: Stories of Successful Wetland Projects from the Field
- Wetland Edition of GLAHNews The Wetland Edition of the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat News contains recent stories of grassroots efforts to protect wetlands in the Great Lakes Basin. (pdf file)
This publication is no longer available in print.