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Wetlands are defined in the APA Citizen's guide as

"any land which is annually subject to periodic or continual inundation by

water and commonly referred to as a bog, swamp or marsh and which are

either (a) one acre in size, or (b) adjacent to a body of water, with

which there is a free interchange of water, in which case there is no size


Wetlands are defined by the US Army Corps of Engineers as:

“... those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a

frequency and duration sufficient to support, and under normal

circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically

adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally

include swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas.”


There are several indicators of a Wetlands that need to be evaluated by a qualified wetlands specialist or biologist.  If you are suspicious that your property may contain wetlands Adk Compliance can arrange a site visit with the APA to determine if it is a wetland that would effect development of the property.  The wetland can be "flagged" and  the project developed in a manner that will be compatible.