I wrote the new book Wetland Restoration and Construction-A Technical Guide to help you build successful wetlands, and at a low cost. The volume is designed to encourage and help individuals build wetlands for waterfowl and other wildlife species. Its contents are based my experiences restoring over 1,400 wetlands in 18-States and two Canadian Provinces. You will find practical, low cost, highly effective techniques for building wetlands that will require little, if any maintenance.
The chapters clearly explain how to select suitable locations for building wetlands, the best techniques to use, what types of heavy equipment are needed, and how to oversee construction and planting. Of special interest to Ducks Unlimited members are the pages showing how wetlands can be designed to provide habitat to waterfowl and shorebirds. Other sections describe how wetlands can be built at schools for science education, on mined areas for cleaning run-off, as a means of closing old roads, and how wetlands that are not performing can be repaired.
Containing over 650 color photographs and drawings, the book is published by The Wetland Trust in partnership with the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), and the Center for Wetlands and Stream Restoration. Individuals may visit www.thewetlandtrust.org/wetlandrestoration to take advantage of the introductory price of only $15.50 per copy, which also includes postage. The book features many wetlands that were restored for waterfowl using Ducks Unlimited funding.
Wildlife Biologist and Wetland Ecologist
Center forWetlands and Stream Restoration
3415 SugarLoaf Mountain Road