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Permit Schemes

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Despite international recognition through various treaties, wetlands remain one of the most undervalued and least understood of all global natural resources. In the United States, 82 % of the nation’s assessed wetlands acreage are impaired in at least one respect. One reason is the inevitable conflict between wetland preservation measures and the landowner’s freedom of choice in developing property. Permit-based regulatory systems that are designed to protect wetlands generally require permission from the government before conducting activities such as filling or otherwise altering the wetland.

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Nelson, M. (2016). Permit Schemes. In: Finlayson, C., et al. The Wetland Book. Springer, Dordrecht.

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