Granting Exclusive Use of Wetland Area

  • Misty A. Sims
Living reference work entry


Often thought of as dismal, dank, and murky mosquito-infested pools of water, wetlands were either avoided or destroyed in the name of real estate development. However, asserting wetlands are wastelands of disease that may only be redeemed via reclamation is a viewpoint of the past. Now the important ecological functions wetlands play are becoming increasingly widely recognized and, therefore, protecting such areas is receiving greater priority.


Army Corps Fill Activity Real Estate Development Navigable Water United States Army Corps 
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Additional Reading

  1. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  2. State Wetlands Programs.
  3. Revisions to Clean Water Act Regulatory Definition of “Discharge of Dredged Material”. 17 Jan 2001.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental and Natural Resources LawUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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