Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP)

Wetlands Monitored

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Wetlands come in many different shapes, sizes, and types.  They vary in the amount of water they hold, how long they hold water, and the type of vegetation they support.  Not all wetlands have standing water during the growing season.

All wetlands must meet three criteria: 
1.  soils developed in wet conditions
2.  wet either above ground or
     wet within 12 inches of the surface
     during all or part of the growing season
3.  plants adapted to live in wet
     soil conditions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service divided wetlands into 8 types (Types 1-8).  The two primary characteristics used in the classification system include the wetland's dominant plant type and water depth during the growing season.  Wetlands monitored in WHEP are depressional wetlands with emergent marsh vegetation (Types 3, 4, or 5).  

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency designed and tested the WHEP sampling protocols for Type 3, 4 and 5 wetlands located in the Central Hardwood Region of the State of Minnesota. 
Wetlands sampled in WHEP are chosen by the sponsoring agency (City, Watershed Managment Organization, Park Board etc.).  

Wetlands monitored in the currrent season are listed below. Select the wetland name to download a map to that wetland.

Wetlands Monitored in Hennepin County

Type 2 Wetland

Type 3 Wetland

Wetlands Monitored in Dakota County 2017

AV-10 Alimagnet Park Ridgeview Dr Prkng Lot Wetland AL-P9.6 - 2017

AV-12 - EVR-P12 Public Water - 2017

AV-20 Golf Course

B1 Crystal West detail map 2017

B-1 Crystal West map overview 2017

B3 Kraemer map 2017

B3 Kraemer sampling area map 2017

B-8 Red Oak detail map 2017

B-8 Red Oak map 2017

B13 Sunset map 2017

B-17 Alimagnet ROW map 2017 ALTERNATE

DC-1 Empire Lake in Whitetail Woods 2017

DC2 (Buck) and DC4 (Jenson) map 2017

DC3 Tamarack Swamp Map 2017

Eagan all sites map 2017

E-18 Moonshine Park Pond 2017

E-41 O'Leary Lake REFERENCE SITE 2017

E-42 Pond LP-44 - 2017

E-10 Cedar Pond ALTERNATE 2017

F-3 Kral Pond 2017

F-7 Autumn Glen 2017

F-8 Mystic Meadows 2017

F-1 Pine Knoll ALTERNATE 2017

H-4 Stonegate Treated 2017

H-6 Lake Rebecca 2017

H-56 180th Street Marsh 2017

H-57 Cari Park Pond 2017

H-30 Sand Coulee Pond ALTERNATE 2017

L7 DNR 387 map (1) 2017

L7 DNR 387 map (2) 2017

L8 DNR 393 map 2017

MH-2 Copperfield 2017

MH-4 Industrial Park 2017

NC-1 Wasner map 2017

NC-2 Peterson map 2017

Rosemount all sites map 2017

R-4 (WMP 431) 2017

R-14 (379) 2017

R-21 (CR-38 Mitigation Site 1) 2017

R-23 (CR-38 Mitigation Site 2) 2017

R-6 (wmp 310) ALTERNATE 2017

R-20 (WMP 332) ALTERNATE 2017

SSP-1 Anderson Pond 2017

SSP-3 LeVander Pond 2017

West St. Paul 2017 Wetland Sites Map

WSP-8 DNC Prairie Pond 2017

WSP-3 Duck Pond 2017

WSP-4 Weschcke Pond 2017

WSP-6 Marthaler Park 2017

WSP-9 (Marie Ave.) ALTERNATE 2017