Friday, September 7, 2012

There are many economic benefits of wetlands. Not only do they help with flood control, but they are big wildlife habitat for many different kinds of species. They also help many commercial fishing companies. Wetlands provide 75% of the fish harvested in the United States. Wetlands also help provide many recreational activities. Wetlands provide clean drinking water because of its natural filtration system.

Although this is a chart for Michigan, it shows the economic value of wetlands. As I mentioned before, wetlands provide a big percent of fish. Wetlands also provide recreational, hunting, and trapping grounds.


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