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Wetland Restoration
Suitability Analysis Summary

Map and score areas that are not currently wetlands but which have site conditions that would support wetland creation.

Assessed Layers - Absolute Factors

  • Cannot be forested
  • Cannot be a wetland
  • Cannot be developed
  • Must be on a very poorly drained, somewhat poorly drained, or poorly drained soils

Relative factors

  • In Biodiversity Conservation Network area (BioNet 4, 5 or new FIDS get ½ point)
  • In a Blue Infrastructure high priority watershed
  • In Chesapeake Bay Commission Critical Area (LDA or RCA only)
  • In a Biological Restoration Initiative Watershed
  • in a 100-year floodplain
  • In a Green Infrastructure “gap” area
  • Near or in a Green Infrastructure “hub” or “corridor
  • Near (200’) but not in a Wetland of Special State Concern
  • Near (200’) but not in protected lands
  • In Potential Migration Zones for wetlands, marshes, etc.
  • Near (200’) but not in a stream or wetland
  • Near (200’) or in a GreenPrint Target Ecological Area
  • Is locally impaired: impaired for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, or sedimentation

Potential areas for Wetland Restoration Opportunities, greatest potential being a 5.  Score being a representation of data layers present at that point versus number of possible layers.

 



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US Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Headquarters Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Highway Administration Maryland State Highway Administration Green Highways Partnership Maryland Transportation Association Interstate Commision on the Potomac Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland Department of the Environment Charles County Prince George’s County Maryland Environmental Service