Wetlands are semi-aquatic lands saturated by water for varying
periods of time during the growing season. They are
characterized by hydrophytic plants, and periodically
saturated or flooded (hydric) soil.
Florida's wetlands are both abundant
and diverse. Covering over 30% of the landscape, wetland
types in the panhandle include estuarine marsh, bottomland
hardwoods, scrub/shrub, wet pine flatwoods, pine savanna,
cypress/gum swamp, and wet prairie.
We work closely with federal, state, and local agencies,
and private citizens to ensure the protection, management,
and appropriate use of wetland resources with a goal
of no net loss of wetland functions and values. Learn
more about the Wetland