Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium
Classification of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands (MS Word) as developed by the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium.
View a presentation on the development of this classification scheme (Powerpoint, 4MB)
Broad Classification of National Wetlands at the U.S. EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW)
Maps of Great Lakes Wetlands
(courtesy Michigan Sea Grant)
Wetlands Protection at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Michigan's wetland statute, Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, defines a wetland as "land characterized by the presence of water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, wetland vegetation or aquatic life, and is commonly referred to as a bog, swamp, or marsh."
American Wetlands at Michigan Sea Grant
From marshes to lagoons to wet meadows and swamp forests, our Michigan wetlands are unique and treasured ecosystems whose thriving wildlife habitats are increasingly endangered by human development. Includes both a field guide and a landowner's guide
Biodiversity Investment Areas: Coastal Wetland Ecosystems
SOLEC 1998 Paper
U.S. EPA Evaluation Guidelines for Ecological Indicators