A Very Visual Field Guide for Wetland Classification in Alberta

By: Ducks Unlimited Canada

The Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide provides wetland information clearly and logically, for users to navigate while assessing a wetland in the field. The introductory content of the guide exposes users to wetland functions, values, and classification concepts like the five main wetland classes in Alberta (bog, fen, swamp, marsh, shallow open water). The guide then walks users through wetland classification with:

1. 24 detailed fact sheets for each wetland class, form, and type.

2. Over 250 images and illustrations of wetlands and the 80 most common wetland plant species.

3. Vegetation-based classification decision key.

Learn more about the Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide!