How can you call that a wetland?

Wetlands are identified and defined by the convergence of three parameters: hydric soils, a predominance of hydrophytic vegetation and the presence of hydrology. The process to define the boundary of the wetland is called delineation. During delineation a site is investigated for the periodic presence of the three criteria. As the common image of a wetland is “ducks and cattails,” individuals are often surprised that other areas also meet the criteria. These areas are often capable of being walked through and remain dry during a portion of the growing season. 

If you are interested to know if wetlands exist on property then delineation is required and the results submitted and reviewed by Benton County. For more information, contact us at 320-968-5065.

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1. How do I start a wetland bank?
2. Do I need a permit to dig a pond?
3. How can you call that a wetland?
4. How long does it take to go through the wetland replacement plan process?
5. I got approval from another agency, why do I need to get approval from the County?