This document provides a simplified tool to help land managers, government staff and non-expert technical personnel identify wetland presence using water, plant and soil types as primary indicators. It also provides region-specific guidance for identifying wetlands under the Water Sustainability Act. This document is limited in scope to low-elevation (<1,200 masl) wetlands of the Okanagan Valley. Wetland definitions, survey guidance, identification keys and indicator descriptions (including photographs) are provided.
Ministry Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations - Thompson Okanagan Region. 2015. Guide to Identification of Low-Elevation Wetlands in the Okanagan Valley using Primary Indicators. Province of British Columbia
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