By conserving wetlands, local governments can improve the quality of drinking water resources, reduce damage from flooding and erosion, and provide for popular outdoor recreational activities.
LGEAN resources most applicable to wetlands include:
Wetlands. Provides information on various technical and financial assistance available to local governments, as well as information on current wetland regulatory and legislative initiatives, conferences, web sites, and publications which can assist local governments in benefiting from wetland conservation..
Watersheds. Provides a summary of issues relating to watershed protection/restoration, which is accomplished through efforts at various levels including EPA, state agencies, local agencies and private organizations.
Additional resources (exit LGEAN):
Wetlands State Resource Locator. Find your state agencies responsible for wetlands protection, an overview of the state rules, and links to wetlands regulations and compliance resources.
- National Endangered Species Resource Locator. Find the rules for your state, and learn how to contact your state fish and wildlife service office for assistance.