Wetlands Status and Trends Reports Fact Sheet

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Wetlands Status and Trends Reports Fact Sheet

Recognizing the importance of America’s wetlands, Congress enacted the Emergency Wetlands Resources Act (Public Law 99-645) of 1986. It requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to map wetlands in the United States, as well as conduct national status and trends studies and report to Congress every decade. This document provides information about these status and trends reports.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency tasked with providing information to the public on the extent and status of the nation’s wetland and deepwater habitats, as well as changes to these habitats over time.
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