Books About Wetlands
Niering, W. (1991). Wetlands in north america. Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant. This book is available at the Greensboro Public Library, call number 574.526325. Beautifully illustrated by photographer Bates Littlehales, this oversized book is a good introduction to the topic.
Smith, T. & Smith, R. (2006). Elements of ecology. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings. See chapter 25, pages 547-563, for a discussion of wetlands. This is a textbook for environmental science in general.
Websites About Wetlands
Chesapeake Bay Program.(n.d.). Wetlands. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from www.chesapeakebay.net/wetlds1.htm . Site describes the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and provides links to other wetlands sites.
Defenders of Wildlife. (n.d.). Wetlands habitat. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/habitat/wetlands.php?Ib_v=7 . Site includes sounds from wetlands as well as information on wildlife that live in wetlands.
Environmental Protection Agency.(2010). Wetlands. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/index.cfm . Site includes pages on: What are Wetlands? Why Protect Wetlands? How are Wetlands Protected?
Kennesaw State University. (2005). Wetlands. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/wetlands.html . This is a page of links for teachers including U.S. and Canadian resources.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2005). Ft. McHenry wetlands restoration project. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ftmchenry.html . Site includes a summary description of the restoration project.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-NOAA Coastal Services Center. (n.d.). Digital coast: National wetlands inventory. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/nwi/index.html . Site offers options for seeing thematic maps of wetlands in the United States and downloading various map data.
National Geodetic Survey. (2004). Wetlands restoration. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from www.ngs.noaa.gov/PROJECTS/Wetlands/ . Interactive map enables user to click on a location and see information on wetlands restoration projects.
Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. (2010). Louisiana coastal facts. Retrieved October 30, 2010, from http://dnr.louisiana.gov/crm/webfactsheet–2010-07-29.pdf. Document is a list of facts including land loss statistics, energy, recreational fishing, hunting information and more. References are provided as well.