Wetlands

Wetlands in Utah are overseen by multiple entities. The Division of Water Quality (UDWQ) and the Utah Geologic Survey (UGS) manage the Wetland Program for the state, conducting research and monitoring. Wildlife agencies manage the majority of wetlands – federal refuges are run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state Waterfowl Management Areas are managed by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands (FFSL) is also responsible a majority of the wetlands associated with the bed of the Great Salt Lake and riparian areas of larger rivers.

The Utah Wetland Information Center (UWIC) provides a broad spectrum of wetland-related resources from spatial data to outreach and educational materials. The goal of the UWIC is to enhance the wetland program in Utah and act as a catalyst to encourage collaboration across state and federal agencies, research institutions, private organizations, and the public.

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