Wetlands law operates at the junction of private property rights and natural resource protection. While wetlands provide rich and diverse species habitat, protecting and promoting water quality, the vast majority of U.S. wetlands are on private property. Federal law addresses wetlands protection and development in a complex manner. Those interested in protecting wetlands or developing wetland property must navigate challenging legal waters. The Wetlands Deskbook organizes wetlands law for the novice and points out pitfalls to the experts. This must-have reference book combines insights from one of the nation's premier wetlands experts and provides all the background materials needed. This Third Edition includes updates on the most recent court decisions, agency policies and regulations.
Margaret "Peggy" Strand and Lowell Rothschild are partners with Venable, LLP in Washington D.C., whose practice focuses on wetlands, species protection and natural resources law.