Cost-Sharing and Direct Payments for Wetland Protection

  • Anastasia Telesetsky
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Given the significance of wetlands for habitat, carbon sequestration, water quality, and groundwater recharge, government agencies frequently sponsor programs that permit either cost sharing or direct payments for wetland protection as well as wetland restoration.


Land Tenure Wetland Restoration Direct Payment Wetland Protection Wetland Reserve Program 
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  1. California Landowner Incentive Program.
  2. Northeastern Indiana Wetland/Grassland Restoration Programs.
  3. South Africa Working for Wetlands- Program responsive to South African National Water Act (Act No.36 of 1998); See South African National Biodiversity Institute for description of program.
  4. United States Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act: 16 U.S.C. 3771-3774. (P.L. 109-294).Google Scholar
  5. United States Wetland Reserve Act: 16 U.S.C. 3837-3837f. Authorized in §1438 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-624). Amended by §2201-2208 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246).Google Scholar
  6. United States Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program: 16 U.S.C. 3839bb-1. Authorized in §387 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-127). Amended by §2602 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of LawUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

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