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2022 National Wetland Plant List

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of an interagency effort with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is announcing the availability of the final 2022 National Wetland Plant List (NWPL). The Federal Register Notice for the 2022 NWPL update can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2024-02-13/pdf/2024-02903.pdf.

The NWPL provides plant species wetland indicator status ratings, which are used in determining whether the hydrophytic vegetation factor is met when conducting wetland delineations under the Clean Water Act and wetland determinations under the Wetland Conservation Provisions of the Food Security Act. Other applications of the NWPL include wetland restoration, establishment, and enhancement projects. The list is effective as of 13 February 2024 and will be used in any wetland delineations performed after this date. A summary of the 2022 NWPL is provided in the table below.

 

2022 National Wetland Plant List Updates

Scientific Name

Region

2020 Rating

2022 Rating

Isocoma menziesii

Arid West

FAC

FACU

Populus fremontii

Arid West

FAC

FACW

 

 

Completed wetland delineation/determination forms should reference the version of the NWPL used to complete the form. The final NWPL is available at https://wetland-plants.sec.usace.army.mil/ (preferred browsers are Chrome and Firefox). Please note that while the web address for the NWPL website has not changed with this update, the website itself has undergone updates to enhance the utility of the NWPL.

Updated versions of the Automated Wetland Determination Data Sheets (ADS), which reflect revisions to the NWPL, can be found at the following link: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory-Program-and-Permits/reg_supp/ within the “General Information” dropdown. More info regarding the ADS and its utility in wetland delineation can be found at the following link: https://www.usace.army.mil/Media/Announcements/Article/2989646/5-april-2022-army-corps-of-engineers-announces-the-release-of-automated-wetland/.

 

Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2007-00694-RJH (Door County)
PUBLIC NOTICE: Larry Chapman has applied for a Department of the Army permit to dredge material from the aquatic bed of Lake Michigan for the purpose of creating a private lake access. The applicant proposes to dredge 400 cubic yards of material from a 4,640 square foot (0.1 acre) area of Lake Michigan lakebed. Material would be dredged by a barge-mounted excavator or crane and hauled by sealed truck to a contractor selected and secured off-site upland location. The project would increase the current water depth from 2 feet to 5 feet deep.
Date of Expiration: 03/22/2024
2006-01218-DWW (Saint Louis County, MN)
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant would continue vacuum harvesting Sphagnum peat from the 265 acres of open/forested bog (Type 8) wetlands that have been converted to open peat fields with field drainage ditches that are collectively maintained for peat harvesting at peat mine facility in Floodwood, Minnesota.
Date of Expiration: 03/23/2024
2024-00088-ANM (Finger Road Wetland Mitigation Bank)
PUBLIC NOTICE: The sponsor is proposing to develop the Finger Road Wetland Mitigation Bank. The proposed bank site is approximately 44 acres in size, including upland buffer areas.
Date of Expiration: 03/22/2024

Regulatory News

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 all regulated 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

 Minnesota

USACE_Requests_MN@usace.army.mil

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-6381
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
651-290-5767
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
218-788-6408
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
651-290-5902
 Wisconsin

USACE_Requests_WI@usace.army.mil

 Field Office

 Address

 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005
262-641-5498

 Green
   Bay

211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-448-2824
 Hayward

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
Hayward, WI 54843
715-934-2170

 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
651-290-5903
 Stevens
   Point
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-345-7911

 District Headquarters

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
 

 Agricultural Inquiries

Tel: (651) 290-5378

Email

Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota
Minnesota Joint Application Form 


Wisconsin
Wisconsin Joint Application Form
Checklist for Wisconsin Joint Application


If you need immediate assistance,
contact the St. Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525 or
651-290-5525