Chapter 1: Introduction

A. What are Wetlands?
Where are Wetlands?

B. Value of Wetlands
1. Energy Flow
2. Waterfowl
3. Flood Control
4. Erosion Control
5. Groundwater Supply
6. Water Purification
7. Nutrient Retention and Export
8. Recreational Use
9. Economic Benefits
10. Aesthetic Value

C. Threats to Wetlands

Human Threats
Wetland Losses

Biological Threats
Common Carp
Purple Loosestrife