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Policy Review: Wetland Mitigation – Report No 99-40

By State of Florida - Office of Program Policy Analysis , Government Accountability
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Wetlands provide vital functions to the natural environment, including  groundwater recharge, stormwater attenuation, and wildlife habitat. The efforts of the state regulatory agencies, the Department of Environmental Protection (department hereafter) and the water management districts  (districts hereafter), are directed at balancing environmental protection with private property rights and economic development pressures.