USGS research on wetlands spans the range from freshwater alpine lakes in the Western United States to salt marshes along the Gulf; from the coastline of Alaska to the Southeastern US, and from vernal pools to the Great Lakes. Our scientists conduct research at local, national and international scales.
USGS wetland scientists bring a range of multidisciplinary skills to research that improves our understanding of how wetlands respond to management and a changing world.
Nearly half of the imperiled species in the United States use wetlands at some point in their lives.
Related Link: USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Program