[SOLVED] What Do Humans Do To Wetlands?

Maryland’s wetlands have long been used to trap, fish, hunt, harvest berries and timber, and bird watch. Traditional uses of wetlands are not likely to have permanent consequences, save for livestock grazing or timber harvest. These activities can impact the habitat and water quality. The human use of wetlands can have irreversible consequences for the environment, including drainage for agricultural purposes and filling to support industrial or residential development. Many wetlands were lost or neglected in the past due to a lack of awareness about their ecological and societal value. (from Wetlands of Maryland, Tiner and Burke, 1995) 😎However, recent trends in federal and State laws governing wetlands have provided for preservation, protection, restoration and creation of wetlands throughtout Maryland 😊 [1]
Over one third of all the United States’ endangered and threatened species are endangered species Only half of people in the wetlands live, and more than half are wetlands users at one time or another. Other animals and plants For survival, we depend on the wetlands. To survive, estuarine and sea fishes and shellfish, as well as certain species of birds and mammals, must be able to access coastal wetlands. Commercial and game fish most often raise and breed their children in estuaries and coastal marshes. The most well-known fish that depend upon coastal wetlands include menhaden, flounder and sea trout. These wetlands are also important for shrimp, oysters and clams as well as blue and Dungeness crabs. [2]
Image #2 It also clarifies that human beings are not responsible for all of the problems. Droughts are another natural threat to wetlands. Even though wetlands look sponge-like they can also hold their water. Water in reserve for a long timeIt’s not possible for them to do this forever. Without replenishment, certain wetlands can dry up. The habitat of wildlife can be detrimental. Animals can overgraze the land, causing erosion. A wetland can be severely damaged by natural disasters such as flooding or hurricanes. These weather-related events can cause wetlands to be a buffer, but they also result in reduced vegetation and runoff pollution. This information was provided by Ilene Stacy of Neijiang in China. [3]
Road Construction: The majority of river valleys include roads and/or railways. By narrowing the floodplain, these structures can squeeze streams and rivers. It destabilizes rivers and streams because they have less flow, so the river has more energy. Railroads and roads also impact drainage, especially from the uplands to floodplains. Many are built over areas once considered wetlands. By interrupting groundwater flow and creating long, low quality wetlands along the roadslopes, such roads are often able to create a large number of flooded wetlands. They can be dangerous for wildlife because they are so close to the roads. Roads can reduce wetlands loss, but the restoration of other affected wetlands is not always as effective. However, the quality of replacement wetlands may be different from those that were lost. Montana Department of Transportation has a map of Off-Site Wetland Mitigation reserves. [4]

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