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General Wetlands Information
The California Resources Evaluation System (CERES) and the California Wetlands Information System (CWIS) are programs of the California Resources Agency. These resources are intended to provide comprehensive wetlands information to the general public, the educational community, and government agencies. Here you can find a compilation of public and private sector information including maps, environmental documents, agency roles in wetlands management, restoration and mitigation activities, regulatory permitting, and wetland policies.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Wetlands Site

North Carolina State University's WaterSheds Wetlands page


  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory page has information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the nation's wetlands habitats.

U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetlands Report


Vernal Pools
CWIS has information on the history and status of vernal pools in California's Central Valley.

The State of California Resources Agency and Department of Fish and Game offer the California Vernal Pool Assessment Preliminary Report (PDF).

Check the California Native Plant Society site for information on different types of vernal pools and the varieties of plants associated with each type.



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