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What constitutes a wetland habitat?

Wetlands near Salem, Oregon.Wetlands is a broad term for all the different kinds of wet habitats where the land is wet for some period of time each year, but not necessarily wet all year.

Wetlands generally include areas such as:

  • Swamps
  • Marshes
  • Bogs

What services will a Wetland Specialist provide?

Wetlands Program staff ensure the Oregon Department of Transportation complies with related state and federal laws. Wetland specialists work to ensure wetlands and water resources are accurately identified during project development and that measures are taken to avoid and minimize impacts to the environment, where possible.

Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Contacts

Phone: 503-986-3062

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