Posted by InnTheEstuary | Filed under The Environment
“Wetland ecosystems are the most productive environments in the world. They provide critical habitats for many rate species and plant communities due to their extreme productivity as feeding area and support of a high number of habitat niches. In addition, wetlands play important roles in maintaining water quality via biofiltration, and the regulation of rainfall run-off by acting as storage sites for surface water.”
“Salt and estuarine marshes on east Vancouver Island have declined to an estimated 32% of their extent in the early 1900s, because of coastal dyking and conversion of marshes to agriculture. More recently, impacts have occurred from activities such as log handling and marina construction.”
“Estuarine wetlands are one of the most productive habitats in the world.
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