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8420.0405 BOUNDARY OR TYPE.

Subpart 1.

Wetland boundary.

Wetland boundaries must be determined using the methodologies in the United States Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (January 1987), including subsequent updates and supplements, and guidance provided by the board.

Subp. 2.

Wetland type.

Wetland type must be identified according to United States Fish and Wildlife Service Circular No. 39 (1971 edition) Wetlands of the United States and Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States, including modifications or guidance provided by the board. Wetland type in relation to Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota & Wisconsin is shown in the following table:

Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin (Eggers and Reed 1997), as modified by the Board of Water and Soil Resources-United States Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Mitigation Memorandum of Understanding (May 2007) Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin et al. 1979) Fish and Wildlife Service Circular 39 (Shaw and Fredine 1971)
Shallow, open water Palustrine or lacustrine, littoral; aquatic bed; submergent, floating, and floating-leaved Type 5: Inland open fresh water
Deep marsh Palustrine or lacustrine, littoral; aquatic bed; submergent, floating, and floating-leaved; emergent; persistent and nonpersistent Type 4: Inland deep fresh marsh
Shallow marsh Palustrine; emergent; persistent and nonpersistent Type 3: Inland shallow fresh marsh
Sedge meadow Palustrine; emergent; narrow-leaved persistent Type 2: Inland fresh meadow
Fresh (wet) meadow Palustrine; emergent; broad- and narrow-leaved persistent Type 1: Seasonally flooded basin or flat
Type 2: Inland fresh meadow
Wet to wet-mesic prairie Palustrine; emergent; broad- and narrow-leaved persistent Type 1: Seasonally flooded basin or flat
Type 2: Inland fresh meadow
Calcareous fen Palustrine; emergent; narrow-leaved persistent; scrub/shrub; broad-leaved deciduous Type 2: Inland fresh meadow
Type 6: Shrub swamp
Open bog or coniferous bog Palustrine; moss/lichen; scrub/shrub; broad-leaved evergreen; forested; needle-leaved evergreen and deciduous Type 8: Bog
Shrub-carr or alder thicket Palustrine; scrub/shrub; broad-leaved deciduous Type 6: Shrub swamp
Hardwood swamp or coniferous swamp Palustrine; forested; broad-leaved deciduous; needle-leaved evergreen and deciduous Type 7: Wooded swamp
Floodplain forest Palustrine; forested; broad-leaved deciduous Type 1: Seasonally flooded basin or flat
Seasonally flooded basin Palustrine; flat; emergent; persistent and nonpersistent Type 1: Seasonally flooded basin or flat

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103G.2242

History:

34 SR 145

Published Electronically:

August 26, 2009

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