all wetlands are not created equal

photo: drew m talley


Not surprising, but interesting finding out of UC Berkeley demonstrating that some restored wetlands, even 100+ years old, do not end up being equal to natural wetlands in terms of animal communities or carbon storage. The study looked at factors such as wetland size, latitude, and inundation, and saw strong relationships between these and restoration success.


So - we still have work to do on learning how to better manage and restore these systems!