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State Wetlands Get Mixed Reviews


UNDATED (KDAL) - Minnesota wetlands made slight gains but the quality of the state's wetlands remains a concern, according to a recent study by the DNR. From 2006 to 2011, there was a net statewide gain of 2,086 acres of wetlands, up just .02 percent. However, a majority of those were pond-like, lacking wetland vegetation that improves wildlife habitat. The study represents the state's first scientific look at wetland gains and losses. Since pre-settlement days, the state has lost more than 50 percent of its wetlands.