Wetlands provide important functions in our environment. They help in flood attenuation, water quality enhancement, and support a diverse habitat for birds and other wildlife. Some wetlands may seem isolated from nearby water bodies or connect directly to the lakes and rivers. Isolated wetlands are important for groundwater recharge and water storage, besides serving as seasonal habitat.
As Utah has only about 1% of its landscape as wetlands, it is vital to protect the areas we have remaining.
Learn more about wetlands in Utah:
Utah Division of Water Quality: https://deq.utah.gov/water-quality/utahs-wetland-program-plan
Utah Geologic Survey: https://geology.utah.gov/resources/wetlands/
Davis County: http://www.udot.utah.gov/westdavis/uploads/doc_pdf/Documentation_EIS_WetlandsFactSheet.pdf
Guides for wetland restoration: