Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972, Section 404
before disposing dredge or fill materials into waters of the United
States; protects adjacent wetlands.
Policy Act (NEPA)
assessment of impacts to the environment, including wetlands, of any
proposed projects by federal agencies; requires annual report to Congress
on the status of the environment.
11990 (Protection of Wetlands)
See page 31.
11988 (Protection of Floodplains)
President Jimmy Carter, requires federal age n-cies to avoid activities
in floodplains; also provides incentives to communities that preserve
Act of 1985 (Swampbuster)
to covert wetlands to cropland.
importance of preservation, protection, and restoration of coastal lands,
including those of the Great Lakes.
Fish and Wildlife
all federal agencies to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
on wildlife impacts of any projects that involve water.
Wetlands Conservation Act
Part of the
North American Wetlands Conservation Fund, which helps fund wetland
conservation projects in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act
to states to purchase and protect coastal wetlands.
Development Act of 1999
$200 million for wetlands restoration for flood control.
1990 Food, Agriculture,
Conservation, and Trade Act
Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) to restore wetlands that were converted
to cropland before 1985.