Are there sections of the area you plan to use that flood, pond, or that are saturated at any time during the year? You probably do not have wetlands. Contact the Army Corps of Engineers or Natural Resources Conservation Service for more information or if you have questions.
Have drain tiles or ditches been installed or have areas along streambanks or lakeshores been cleared of vegetation? You may have lands which are now wetlands or may have been wetlands at one time. At this point, vegetation and soil types are usually taken into consideration. Things to look for include the presence of hydric soils and specific types of wetland vegetation. For further information, contact the Army Corps of Engineers.
You may have lands which are now wetlands or may have been wetlands at one time. You may wish to consider the option of restoring, enhancing, or protecting these areas. There are financial and technical assistance programs available for this purpose.