Handout for activity: How Healthy is This Wetland?

Wetland Evaluators____________________________________________ Date___________

Wetland Name_____________________________ Location___________________________

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Wetland Site Evaluation Sheet
Wetland Function Low Medium High
Naturalness of site
(Has it been altered in any way?)

(Is there any danger of
contamination or development?)

Wildlife habitat

Educational value
(Is it easily accessible?
Is safety a concern?)

Aesthetic value
(Rate its natural beauty.)

Recreational value
Animal observation? Fishing?)

Stormwater storage

Groundwater recharge

Pollution control

Unique characters

Comments: (on the back of this sheet list the species of wetland plants and animals observed)
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