- New Jersey Wetlands
- b. Because of the geography and development
patterns in the state, most of the remaining wetlands are
in the southern
coastal plain areas.
- b, again. 67% of the state's wetlands are
freshwater. Brackish wetlands comprise 31.6% and marine wetlands,
rivers and lakes make up the remaining 1.4%.
- b. Check out the question above.
- b. This represents a loss of 584,000 acres
which is significant even when compared to losses in our neighboring
states of Pennsylvania (56%), New York (60%) and Delaware (73%).
- b yet again. We haven't learned from past
mistakes. Unfortunately there is still some legal and illegal
destruction of wetlands.
- True, there are different laws regulating
freshwater and salt water wetlands, and activities like dredging
and construction in wetlands.
- True. This statement comes from New Jersey's
wetlands protection laws.
- True, these are just a few of the important
functions of wetlands.
- True, many plants and animals are only found
in wetlands, and many others rely on wetlands for part of their
- True, this statement comes from government
studies of wetlands.