Wetland MonitoringIn 2005, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section began its wetland monitoring program in north-central Iowa, through grant funds provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wetlands provide many benefits for both water quality and wildlife, therefore, a statewide monitoring program is being developed to assess these valuable areas. Results from this monitoring will enable the IDNR to determine the ecological condition of wetlands while documenting the leading contaminants and stressors found in these systems. This information will help make informed decisions affecting the future of Iowa’s wetlands.
Iowa Wetland Action Plan - 2010 --- NEW ---
Iowa Wetland Monitoring
(Water Fact Sheet 2007 - 6; January 2007)
Iowa's Wetland Monitoring Program - 2005
(Water Fact Sheet 2006 - 2; January 2006)
Why Monitor Wetlands?
(Water Fact Sheet 2006 - 7; February 2006)