This Wetland Evaluation Guide represents the completion of a joint project between Environment Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada to fill the need for an objective and comprehensive means to address wetland development concerns. The guide is designed to help those who must deal with the conversion, modification or conservation of wetlands to identify all of the functions and values involved, and to aid them in assessing the trade-offs that may be necessary. If properly applied, this Guide will result in a much greater understanding of the role of wetlands, and the effective integration of that understanding into the planning process.
Bond, W.k., Cox, K.W.; Heberlein, T.; Manning, E.W.; Witty, D.R.; Young, D.A.. 1992. Wetland Evaluation Guide Issue Paper No. 1992-1. North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Wildlife Habitat Canada; Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service