|Title||Coastal Wetlands: State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference Background Paper|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Conference Name||State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference 1996|
|Date Published||October 1997|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency|
This paper expands on the paper Aquatic Habitat and Wetlands of the Great Lakes (Dodge and Kavetsky, 1995) given at the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) in 1994. That paper provided a general evaluation of the state of aquatic, inland, and coastal wetland habitats in the Great Lakes basin. The goal of this paper is to provide a more focused synthesis of the state of Great Lakes coastal wetlands.
Specifically, it aims to answer the following questions:
1. What are Great Lakes coastal wetlands and how in general do they work?
The answers to many of these questions remain incomplete. This paper will address the important role of wetland science and research in the management, conservation and restoration of Great Lakes coastal wetlands.