Wetlands are a sparse but important feature of a complex southwest Pennsylvania topography. The regionís historic coal industry, agriculture, and more recent urban expansion and the resulting ecological effects from these activities make information on natural systems such as wetlands and associated drainage system increasingly important. This site is to provide better and applied information on the status of the resource and benefits derived from its protection in the face of increasing developmental pressure and past land issues. The goal of this study is to better define the regionís wetlands, specifically seeking to provide a description of the resource and patterns and trends. Here, you can find information about natural resource management, and interactive watershed mapping.

Acknowlegement: This project has been supported by a grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.

Disclaimer: Although the work presented here has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's STAR program, it has not been subjected to any EPA review and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency, and offical endorsement should be inferred.