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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

2020-01736-BGO (Mahnomen and Clearwater Counties, MN) Trunk Highway 200 Improvement Project, Minnesota (SP 4402-22)
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant is proposing to discharge fill material into 14.35 acres of wetlands and 0.04 acre of tributary. For the purpose of improving a 19-mile segment of Trunk Highway (TH) 200, from its intersection with US 59 to Roy Lake Park near Mahnomen, Minnesota within the exterior boundaries of the White Earth Nation Reservation in Mahnomen County, Minnesota (SP 4402-22).
Date of Expiration: 11/06/2021
2021-01991-KDZ (Dane County, WI) Spring Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Sponsor is proposing to develop the Spring Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 216.90 acres in size, including upland buffer areas. Specifically, the Sponsor proposes to re-establish 28.40 acres of fresh (wet) meadow and 2.30 acres of shrub-carr, and rehabilitate 41.80 acres of fresh (wet) meadow, 11.30 acres of wooded swamp, and 2.80 acres of shrub-carr. Additionally, 22.30 acres of upland plant communities would be established to provide a vegetated buffer.
Date of Expiration: 11/15/2021
2021-01979-JMB (Clark County, WI) Willard Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Willard Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 49.35 acres in size, with an additional 5.45 acres of buffer. The bank is traversed by a subtle watershed break running in a northeast to southwest orientation. The bank therefore has 2 service areas: the Chippewa to the northwest and the Upper Mississippi Black Root to the southeast. The bank will provide benefits to both watersheds, and it is proposed that credits may be used interchangeably to mitigate for impacts in either watershed.
Date of Expiration: 11/19/2021

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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

The mission of the 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