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Wetland Plant Book

 Wetland Plant Book

Version 3.2 - July 2015
Steve D. Eggers and Donald M. Reed

Request a hard copy of the second edition

Hard copies of the second edition are available for your school, agency, office or personal use *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST*. Books must be picked up at the St. Paul District Office.  The latest edition is available for download below.


Pt.1 Introduction; Key to Plant Communities; Shallow, Open Water Communities
Pt.2 Deep and Shallow Marshes
Pt.3 Sedge Meadows and Fresh (wet) Meadows
Pt.4 Wet to Wet-Mesic Prairies and Calcareous Fens
Pt.5 Bogs and Shrub Swamps
Pt.6  Wooded Swamps
Pt.7 Floodplain Forests; Seasonally Flooded Basins; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2022-00487-KAL (St. Louis County, MN) City of Duluth Housing Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge dredged and fill material in 0.96 acre of wetlands adjacent to an unnamed tributary for the purpose of constructing a 4-story, 198-unit apartment building and 37 townhomes with associated amenities and infrastructure in the City of Duluth.
Date of Expiration: 05/27/2022
2011-05382-SJW (Door County, WI) Schneider Pier Construction Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO perform dredging operations and permanently discharge fill material below the plane of the ordinary high-water mark (OHWM) of Lake Michigan for the construction of a permanent pier structure which would replace an existing breakwater structure. The proposed pier structure would be placed in the exact same location as the existing breakwater feature. However, the dimensions of the newly proposed structure would differ slightly from the existing breakwater structure as rock riprap would be added to the south side of the newly proposed pier structure to prevent damage from wave action. In addition, the project would include the installation of two seasonal floating dock structures, and the construction of a bridge/walkway structure above the plane of the OHWM of Lake Michigan which would extend westward from the shoreline to the newly proposed permanent pier.
Date of Expiration: 05/27/2022
2022-00668-AJK (Waukesha County, WI) Kirsten Farms Residential Development Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge dredged and fill material into 0.82 acre of wetland and into 400 square feet (along 100 linear feet) of stream in association with road construction (0.68 acre), walking path construction (0.14 acre), and culvert placement (400 square feet) for the overall purpose of the Kirsten Farms residential development in Menomonee Falls.
Date of Expiration: 05/26/2022

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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

The purpose of Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.

The Corps' regulatory program includes Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The St. Paul District's regulatory jurisdiction covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Under Section 10, a Corps permit is required to do any work in, over or under a 'Navigable Water of the U.S.' Waterbodies have been designated as 'Navigable Waters of the U.S.' based on their past, present or potential use for transportation for interstate commerce.

Under Section 404, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the U.S. and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.


Contact Information

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947

 Field Office


 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory

180 5th St. East
Suite 700
St. Paul MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

Tel: (651) 290-5378


Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form 

Wisconsin Joint Application Form

If you need immediate assistance,
contact the Saint Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525 or