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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife$
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Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226871714

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001

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Southern Wisconsin's Herbaceous Wetlands: Their Recent History and Precarious Future

Southern Wisconsin's Herbaceous Wetlands: Their Recent History and Precarious Future

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(p.193) 15 Southern Wisconsin's Herbaceous Wetlands: Their Recent History and Precarious Future
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The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
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Joy B. Zedler

Kenneth W. Potter

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0015

This chapter examines changes in inland wetlands beginning with their glacial origins, extending through the past century of draining, filling, and dredging, and ending with current efforts to protect wetlands. It is difficult to estimate just how wetland acreage and quality have changed over the past 50 years given the scarcity of reliable baseline data. Like coastal wetlands, herbaceous wetlands face an onslaught of invasive species like reed canary grass whose impacts are often amplified by shifts in surface and groundwater flow, sedimentation, and livestock grazing. Although these threats are partially countered by federal and state policies to protect wetlands, further research is needed in order to succeed in the challenging task of restoring more wetlands.

Keywords:   inland wetlands, wetland acreage, herbaceous wetlands, sedimentation, livestock grazing

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