Wetland Characterization

Administering Entity: Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Wetland Program
Entity Type(s): State
Select all that Apply: Springs, Wetlands
Primary Data Type(s): Geomorphology, Instream Physical, Substrate, Water Chemistry
Primary Watershed Monitoring Objective(s): Baseline, Problem identification, Trends, Education and Outreach
Subbasin: Big Hole, MT (10020004), Gallatin, MT (10020008), Lower Musselshell, MT (10040205), Red Rock, MT (10020001), Upper Mussleshell, MT (10040201)
Counties: Beaverhead County, Fergus County, Garfield County, Golden Valley County, Judith Basin County, Meagher County, Musselshell County, Petroleum County, Rosebud County, Sweet Grass County, Wheatland County
Volunteers: No
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Contact Name: Steve Carpenedo
Contact Email: SCarpenedo2@mt.gov

On a rotating watershed basis, the Wetland Program is assessing wetlands to characterize their current ecological integrity, identify reference sites, stressors impacting ecological integrity, and develop BMPs to address stressors. The primary objectives is to provide resources to managers on how to protect and/or restore wetlands based on the stressors present on the lands they manage.