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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

2022-00944-JLK (Milwaukee County, WI) Revetment Construction Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge fill material into 0.99 acre (0.18 acre North Site and 0.81 acre South Site) below the plane of the ordinary high-water mark (OHWM) along a total of 0.41 mile of Lake Michigan lakeshore (0.13 mile North Site and 0.28 mile South Site) in the Village of Fox Point, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. A recent series of storm events have led to a significantly eroded and damaged shoreline. The Village is proposing to construct two separate revetments within the most severely impacted areas.
Date of Expiration: 10/05/2022
2020-02240-MMG (Hennepin County, MN) Construction of a New Roadway Connection, Referred to as “the 610 Extension"
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO permanently discharge fill material into 3.5 acres of wetlands and 170 linear feet (595 square feet) of 2 tributaries in order to construct a new roadway connection, referred to as “the 610 Extension”, from TH 610 to CSAH 30. The proposed project involves new road construction along an approximately 4-mile segment of TH 610 from the current TH 610/I-94 interchange to CSAH 30 in the City of Maple Grove, Minnesota. The proposed connection would also transition TH 610 from a limited access highway to a four-lane divided highway west of I-94 with 12 – 14-foot-wide lanes, six- to 30-foot-wide center median, and two- to five-foot-wide shoulders.
Date of Expiration: 09/29/2022
St. Paul District - Proposed 2023 Regional General Permits
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: On July 13, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District (District) issued a public notice announcing its intent to develop one new regional general permit (RGP) and re-issue seven RGPs. The new RGP would combine coverage currently offered by stacking Nationwide Permits (NWP) 13 and 27. This new, single RGP would be used to authorize stream bank stabilization and accompanying habitat improvement activities. The seven RGPs proposed for re-issuance are intended to provide authorization for regulated minor activities in waters of the United States associated with beach creation and nourishment, beach raking, minor discharges, piers and docks, transportation, utilities, and wildlife ponds. The District is proposing to re-issue these RGPs in February 2023 with minor changes. This public notice solicits public comment on the attached 2023 RGPs proposed for use in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and within the exterior boundaries of Federally-recognized American Indian reservations.
Date of Expiration: 09/29/2022

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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

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
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