Tidal basin Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds

Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides information on the Interagency Wetlands Plan; laws, regulations, and guidance; partnerships; landowner assistance and stewardship; educational resources; and other wetlands information.

Hydric Soils

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Contains definitions and classification criteria for hydric soils; national and state lists.

Wood duck National Wetlands Research Center

DOI. United States Geological Survey.

Includes access to NWRC publications and DUCKDATA, a bibliographic database for North American waterfowl and their wetland habitats.

Coastal Wetlands

Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides information on coastal wetlands, the Coastal Wetlands Initiative, managing wetland stressors, as well as access to tools and links.

National Wetlands Inventory

DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Provides wetlands information from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Also available is the Wetlands Mapper, which “integrates digital map data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.”

Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries

National Academies Press.

The 1995 report by the National Research Council "analyzes the scientific and technical basis for identification and delineation of wetlands."

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

University of Florida. IFAS.

Contains various information including a slide show on the benefits of native aquatic plants, and photographs, line drawings, and descriptions of wetland and aquatic plants.

Society of Wetland Scientists

Society of Wetland Scientists.

Contains information about the society, abstracts from Wetlands (the society's journal), wetland-related jobs, and a Wetland Discussion Forum.

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Contains information on wetlands, specifically focusing on the Ramsar Convention, which is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetland habitats and resources.


Penn State University

"The mission of Riparia is to conduct, facilitate, and coordinate interdisciplinary research, monitoring and training regarding wetlands and related resources, with an emphasis on Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states."